by Allen West
The strategic objective to degrade, defeat, and destroy ISIS is not working. Yes, last week ISIS was driven from its base in the Iraqi refinery town of Beiji (a place my best buddy and brother battalion commander in the 4th Infantry Division Colonel Larry “Pepper” Jackson secured with his tank battalion back in 2003). But the news from Sunday that another American had been beheaded by ISIS demonstrates we are not winning the psychological battle.
As reported by Fox News, “The White House said Sunday that a review of an Islamic State video confirms that American hostage Peter Kassig, an aid worker and former Army Ranger, has been beheaded by the terror group.”
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