: This winter, the debate over whether Norway should send troops to Iraq or not has broken down, or it should at least have done so. Most people have witnessed the horrific ravages of ISIL and want to stop them, but there has been strangely little discussion about choosing strategies to achieve this.
: IS apparently arose from nothing and suddenly had an army that made Iraq's own evaporate like water in the desert. The war the United States and the Gulf states have started against IS, seems to lack both tactics and strategy – at least if the intention is to fight the organization.
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