The ISIS Solution: How Unconventional Thinking and Special Operations Can Eliminate Radical Islam (SOFREP) by Jack Murphy Brandon Webb Peter Nealen Online

The ISIS Solution: How Unconventional Thinking and Special Operations Can Eliminate Radical Islam (SOFREP)
Title : The ISIS Solution: How Unconventional Thinking and Special Operations Can Eliminate Radical Islam (SOFREP)
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Language : English
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Number of Pages : 32

The President recently announced that we don't have a strategy for dealing with ISIS. "It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS. I don't want to put the cart before the horse," Obama told reporters during a White House news briefing. "We don't have a strategy yet.""-President ObamaIf we have been at war with terror for over a decade and stilThe President recently announced that we don't have a strategy for dealing with ISIS. "It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS. I don't want to put the cart before the horse," Obama told reporters during a White House news briefing. "We don't have a strategy yet.""-President ObamaIf we have been at war with terror for over a decade and still don't have solid strategies for dealing with radical terrorism, then what have we really been doing the last thirteen years? It's a good question to ask yourself, and at least the President was telling the truth when he said we don't have a strategy for ISIS. As ISIS grows in strength with each successful battle, they will also set up the infrastructure of something resembling a functional state. They will become a self-funded organization making millions of dollars from oil revenue. Left unchecked, it is hard to say how powerful they could become. The dream of a pan-Islamic caliphate is most certainly beyond their reach, however, they could carve out a very large swath of the Middle East for their empire. If ISIS were to capture the first and second most holy sites of the Islamic faith, Mecca and Medina, the entire Middle East may very well implode.The ISIS Solution takes a look at the current geopolitical situation, organizational structure of ISIS, and provides new thinking and strategies for dealing with the Islamic State in the Middle East. Its authors and contributors have over fifty years of combined experience in the intelligence, analyst and Special Operations communities. Leadership and a new philosophical conversation of action is needed to eliminate violent terrorism. This book starts the conversation.


The ISIS Solution: How Unconventional Thinking and Special Operations Can Eliminate Radical Islam (SOFREP) Reviews

  • Hans

    Meh!! If you're looking for a brief overview of the history of what's going on in Syria and Iraq it is a quick read, other than that nothing special here. My biggest frustration with this book is the over-arching lack of cultural and Geo-political awareness of the situation in general. The lack of this in-depth awareness and knowledge of the geography and cultures before engaging them militarily has and will continually spell disaster. Trying to lead a lead a world without understanding those wh [...]

  • Tony Smith

    Great intro to ISIS with an extremely mediocre presentation of "the solution." Notably the book claims to present the solution based on unconventional thinking; however, the solutions presented were extremely basic, unimaginative, and doomed to fail. The book does contain some quality thinking regarding the problem, yet it is presented as unconnected "bonus content" when in reality force coupled with such measures could yield success.

  • SeanPMurray

    A lot of information here and a lot to think about.This book is worth every penny. I'm saying this because we are all confused about what is going on in the middle east and why we are fighting or not fighting. This book gives us answers to how, who, and what do we do about the ISIS Solution. Hence it's title. I'm grateful for Brandon Webb and Jack Murphy for writing this book. I'm grateful for their sincere opinions and for solutions. It's a no b.s. assessment of what needs to be done. It's basi [...]

  • Daniel

    Three stars only because the information is dated now, but the first 1/2 of the book stating the history of the formation of ISIS from the beginning of the first Iraq war is really interesting. Some of the solution are also quite interesting but there is no way the American public can stomach it, too violent for the average person's sensitive nature unfortunately

  • Colin T. Kagel

    Complex yet crucial analysis. Tough read about reality.This finally lays out in detail the challenge of the middle east. You can't tell the players without this program. If only we could require its reading by our current administration. It would help us to not waste our time calling Goals Strategies and vice versa.

  • Erik Mackenzie

    I wish the book was longer. These are the kind of guys that we need in Washington and not the empty suits. Great book and Sofrep is a great outfit.

  • Gary L. Kieffer

    RehashNothing really new here. No new ideas or strategy. Pretty much all open source material without anything that would stand out as unique.

  • Austin

    A concise examination of the ISIS conflict. What makes this book stand out for me was the proffered solutions using both Hard and Soft Power.