Europe Gambles on De-Radicalization Programs As Terror Threat Rises

For the past several weeks, the news out of Syria and Iraq has been consistent and decisive: The Islamic State is losing ground. Battered by internal rivalries and mistrust, and by powerful attacks from foreign forces as well as various Syrian factions, the one-time future Caliphate is now struggling to survive. Indeed, one ISIS member identified as “Rachid” acknowledged to a reporter from the Independent that as its military gets pushed out of Mosul and Raqqa, ISIS’s leaders have determined to preserve what territory they still have, rather than attempt to press further.

So, good news, right?