How to Fight a Real War on ISIS - Max Boot
As long as the Islamic State continues to administer a "caliphate" - a functioning state - it will continue to serve as inspiration and training ground for jihadists. The fact that Paris has been hit twice this year with terrible terrorist attacks - the Charlie Hebdo attack was in January - shows what everyone already knows: that it is impossible to stop terrorism with a purely defensive strategy.
The only way to diminish the threat is to go on the offensive.
The writer is a Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
Taking the Fight to the Enemy - Naftali Bennett
When fighting Islamic terror, there is one path to victory and that is taking the fight to the enemy. To win, the world needs to go on the offensive.
There is no other way. When you take the fight to enemy territory, the enemy will have difficulty taking the fight to you. Only when that happens will the ability of ISIS to direct attacks in Europe or America be hindered.
The writer, Israel's minister of education, is a major in the IDF reserves.
(Wall Street Journal)
Will We Learn Lessons that Paris Attacks Teach? - Clifford D. May