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Monday, 29 December 2014
ISIS Has Us Stumped Says Top Pentagon Official
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This would be funny if it weren't so tragic, if the lives of our young men and the future of the world were not on the line. NYTimes:

WASHINGTON — Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, commander of American Special Operations forces in the Middle East, sought help this summer in solving an urgent problem for the American military: What makes the Islamic State so dangerous?

Trying to decipher this complex enemy — a hybrid terrorist organization and a conventional army — is such a conundrum that General Nagata assembled an unofficial brain trust outside the traditional realms of expertise within the Pentagon, State Department and intelligence agencies, in search of fresh ideas and inspiration. Business professors, for example, are examining the Islamic State’s marketing and branding strategies.

“We do not understand the movement, and until we do, we are not going to defeat it,” he said, according to the confidential minutes of a conference call he held with the experts. “We have not defeated the idea. We do not even understand the idea.” ...

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Posted on 12/29/2014 4:57 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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29 Dec 2014
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" “We have not defeated the idea. We do not even understand the idea.” ..." All we know so far is that has nothing to do with Islam...

29 Dec 2014
Lodi
135+IQ, three pounds of fruit salad, nice hair, non-Cauc, ability to put two and two together non existent; we're lookin' at the next CJCOS. Put lapel stars where an eagle should be and you gain nothing but lose a very good field grade officer.