Why the Islamic State Is Losing

October 15, 2014 12:50 AM

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The pundits have it wrong—the terrorists’ move toward Baghdad is a sign of desperation.

Many in the world media seem to be concluding, with alarm, that the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant is at the gates of Baghdad. ISIL has made dramatic gains in Anbar province, Iraq’s perennially troubled “wild west,” and Anbar is next to Baghdad. Ergo, Baghdad must be next to ...

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