I did a piece for the blog War on the Rocks as a rejoinder to a professor at the US Army War College. You can find the original article here. And find my response here. If you’ve read my posts, you know I don’t take intervention lightly. I’ve castigated our operations in Libya, and am definitely reluctant to enter into Syria’s mess of a war, mainly because of the fallout should we “succeed” in removing Assad, but ISIL is a different breed altogether. One that rises to my level of threat, and one that needs to be dealt with.