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Congressman Hank Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Georgia

What comes after ISIS matters

October 3, 2016
Editorial

Boston Globe: What comes after ISIS matters: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/11/18/what-comes-after-isis-matters/wzC3nfzaowI9UdutoZcjTP/story.html | Original published November 19, 2015. 

As we recover from the recent devastating ISIS attacks in Paris, Beirut, Ankara, and over the Sinai, we must take a moment to step back and breathe. The instinctive reaction in circumstances like these is to heed the call to rush ground troops to Syria and Iraq to destroy ISIS, but after 15 years of war, tens of thousands of US casualties, and trillions of dollars, any further escalation against ISIS must be deliberate and well planned.