The Hill quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow for Military Affairs and National Security Policy Nora Bensahel on how the attacks in Paris shifted the Obama administration’s strategy against ISIS:

The trigger for Obama endorsing the new force appears to have been the Paris terrorist attacks, which ISIS has claimed responsibility for.

“I think that the attacks in Paris really changed the threat calculation of many in the left, not just necessarily the administration,” said Nora Bensahel, a distinguished scholar in residence at the School of International Service at American University.

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