WorldViews: If the Islamic State’s plan was to terrify America, it worked

By Adam Taylor, September 10, 2014

On Wednesday evening, President Obama will make a prime-time speech from the White House. The speech will deal with the Islamic State, the militant group that has seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq. There is speculation that Obama will announce a significantly broadened U.S. offensive against the group — perhaps even targeting it inside Syria — with or without congressional approval.

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