The Rise Of The Cold War Essay

1349 Words Dec 16th, 2016 6 Pages
One. Introduction

A decade after demise of the Cold War, the world has faced another major threat the terrorism. September 11, in 2001 is another “black day” in American history that recorded massive loss of its citizens on its soil since the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Since the declaration of war on terror in 2001, the USA has led two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan aimed at destroying terrorist nests that pose security threat the America and beyond. However, U.S. military along with its allies reached the noteworthy success at some point, remnants of Al Qaeda and its affiliates are still existed. By 2011, different form of Al Qaeda so-called as ISIS has appeared with instant rise of growth and influence, predominantly in Middle East through brutal killing, atrocities, and wanton brutality. According to Christopher M. Blanchard, “The Islamic State (IS, aka the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL/ISIS) is a transnational Sunni Islamist insurgent and terrorist group.” The shocking spread of ISIS’s influence and its growing threats has been one of the worrisome security challenges facing the USA, and its partners, particularly in Middle East. It should be understood correctly that although both Al Qaeda and ISIS bear some minor differences on the issue of their strategic interests, similarities among them are obvious. Conversely, Al Qaeda and ISIS are two sides of coin and Obama described that “ISIS as a “Junior Varsity” version of Al Qaeda”
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