The evolving terrorism threat: Al Qaeda to ISIS


Guests: Brian Katulis, Rami Khouri, Jonathan Weisman

Tonight, on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, President Obama will lay out his strategy to combat the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. According to a new poll by CNN, a majority of Americans believe that ISIS is capable of attacking the U.S. and favor military action against group. Today on Radio Times, we’ll look at how the threat of terrorism has evolved and changed since 2001. We’ll explore the differences between Al Qaeda and ISIS, options for dealing with the ISIS insurgency, and what defeating terrorism even means. Then, the complicated relationship between the White House and Congress when it comes to ISIS. Our guests are BRIAN KATULIS, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, RAMI KHOURI, editor at large at the Beirut-based Daily Star, and New York Times congressional reporter JONATHAN WEISMAN.

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