Be honest: ISIS fight will be a long one

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Media Outlet: CNN

The current ISIS is significantly stronger than the Islamic State of Iraq was in 2007: It has more soldiers, is better organized and operates in a much larger area on both sides of the Iraq-Syria border. It took 150,000 Americans to push the Islamic State of Iraq into a corner in 2007; how many will it require today?  

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Brian Fishman is a counterterrorism research fellow at New America, a Fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, and Philanthropic Engineer with Palantir Technologies.