With Some Battles Against Terrorism Being Won, the War Still Rages On

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The United States is making big gains against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but needs the assistance of partners to squelch terror throughout the rest of the world.

With gains against the ISIS enemy being had at their base in places like Mosul, attacks throughout other parts of the world coinciding with the overtaking of the ISIS stronghold in Iraq underscore the reach of extremist ideology. As military victories continue to mount up in the Middle East, attacks in Manchester and Indonesia show that while the US is winning significant battles, the war against terror rages on.

Brandon Blackburn

Brandon Blackburn is a Senior OpsLens Contributor and former CIA Counterterrorism Officer with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA with a concentration in International Business. During his time with the CIA, Brandon served multiple tours in the Middle East, to include Iraq and Jordan, and in Afghanistan. Brandon consults with businesses and media on national security related issues with his consulting firm B4B Enterprises. Blackburn is also a consulting producer for Live PD on A&E. He can be followed on Twitter @Bran_Blackburn.

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