The Washington Post quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Aaron Stein on why Turkey’s two front war, against both ISIS and the Kurds, is not strategically smart:

“It’s not smart for Turkey to do this,” Aaron Stein, a Nonresident Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, said of Turkey’s twin military campaigns.

“Opening a two-front air war against insurgents you can’t defeat by air power alone is not smart strategically,” he said. Indeed, the U.S. military says it has launched more than 5,600 strikes on the Islamic State since last August, but the raids have not dislodged the group from its major strongholds.

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