“A conversation with the general running the war against ISIS” CNN
Peter Bergen interviews Gen. Joseph Votel, Commander of the U.S. Central Command and currently in in charge of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Votel states that, “as the physical caliphate is dismantled, we have to be concerned about the virtual caliphate”. He goes on to discuss the alliance between the Iraqi army and Kurdish militias in dealing with the common threat of ISIS and the need for the Iraqi government to work with Iraq’s Sunni population. Due to the adaptability of ISIS, it remains unclear what they will do in the aftermath of their physical caliphate.