Obama Rethinks Strategy on ISIS

Daily News Article - May 27, 2015


PLEASE NOTE: Daily posting and “Answers” emails will end for the school year on Friday, May 29th.

1. What changes has the Obama administration made to its strategy to fight ISIS after the terrorists captured Ramadi in Iraq and expanded its reach in Syria?

2. How has the administration changed its prediction about the time needed to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria?

3. What is the significance of the border crossing between Iraq and Syria that ISIS seized last week?

4. How has the Obama administration changed its description of the fight against ISIS after the group’s latest successes?

5. How do critics and administration officials differ in their view of how ISIS should be defeated?

6. Read the “Background” and watch the video under “Resources” below. Ask a parent to do the same. Then ask the following:
a) Do you agree with former ambassador John Bolton’s assertions?
b) What do you think the U.S. should do going forward to defeat ISIS?
c) What type of policies do you think our next president should have on this issue?