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Obama’s Isis strategy: The least worst option

The American President finally has a strategy for dealing with the threat posed by the jihadists militants in Iraq and Syria, but will it work?

By Michael Clarke  

Obama is taking a big risk on Iran. © Olivier Douliery/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Strategies are not blueprints. They are not supposed to be full of operational detail and way-points. They represent an orientation; a commitment to do something or do something differently. That is what President Obama gave the US public earlier this week. His speech followed a couple of weeks of…

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