The Los Angeles Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof on how the recent Paris attacks might affect US policy toward ISIS:

Frederic C. Hof, a former special advisor to Obama on Syria who now is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a think tank in Washington, said the U.S. may need to consider mounting a ground offensive with Western European support to go after Islamic State in Syria. He said the militants cannot be defeated by only an air campaign.

“These horrific attacks and ISIS’ claim of responsibility suggest that the administration may have to go back to the drawing board on its assumption that the battle against this organization must, by definition, be a long one,” he said. “ISIS in its Syrian headquarters needs to be taken down, and quickly.”

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