Ilan Berman: U.S. must lead war against ISIS (Southern Arizona News-Examiner)

By Ilan Berman On November 12, in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, President Obama waxed optimistic about the current state of U.S. counterterrorism strategy. His administration’s efforts over the past year had successfully “contained” the Islamic State, Obama said. “I don’t think they’re gaining strength.” It took less than 24 hours for the terrorist group…