United States(US) President Barack Obama confirmed to the world on Wednesday night that the US will take the fight to the ISIL - not to disperse, not to contain the terror group, but "to degrade and to destroy" the ISIL.
In his address on the eve of the thirteenth anniversary of the worse terrorist event on US soil, President Obama essentially redefined the US affirmation to international peace, security, stability, equality and the rule of law. Analysis of the President's planned US policy and strategy infers that gone are the days when US boots fought complete battles on the behalf of able-bodied partners, whose eligible forces sat at home breaking bread and sipping tea. New is the strategy recently tested in northern Iraq, where the US Air Force would carry out strategic surgical strikes to lay way for the host partner's forces, with the assistance of US advisers, to repel and to defeat the aggressor as has been successfully accomplished by the Kurds in northern Iraq. A much better strategy to limit American casualties on foreign soils.
Moreover, President Obama's four-point strategy to destroy the violent ISIL with: systematic air strikes; support to ground forces; a partnered counter terrorism push; and humanitarian assistance to displaced civilians, amounts to a well rationed prescription to success. And the fact that air strikes within Syria have been authorized, is a welcomed vehicle of relief to the children of Syria.
This renewed involvement of the US into the global fight against terrorism and sources of instability, should also serve as a warning to other mischief makers that contrary to their faulty conclusions, the US is not war weary and that America stands in resolve, able, armed and ready wherever and whenever necessary to defend its national interests and to protect the security and the sovereignty of its allies from Europe to the East and South China Seas.
And with regard to this new action authorized by the Commander-in-Chief, the Iraqi government and Syrian opposition groups must recognize that the onus of success rests squarely upon their commitments to unity governments of all the people with clear accesses to redress for grievances by all.