"The liberation of Mosul and the inevitable, approaching liberation of Raqqa in Syria will not be the end of the Islamic State and its evil ideology. But they crush the group’s pretense to having an actual “state” based upon it. As its surviving leaders scurry to the corners of the desert, no longer can they claim to head a winning movement. Their defeat diminishes the inspiration for violent extremists, or simply lost souls on social media, to attack Americans and our friends. This is a necessary step forward in combating terrorism. Americans are safer for it."
Casey Campbell is the Program Assistant at the Belfer Center’s Project on Managing the Atom. She recently graduated from Emerson College with a B.S. in Journalism. Before coming to MTA, she was an intern with the Belfer communications team, assisting with a variety of projects. Prior to graduation, Casey worked at a number of internship sites, including Voice of America in Washington D.C. and WGBH’s nightly news show, Greater Boston.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm