Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)


InterAgency Journal 6-3 (Summer 2015)



InterAgency Journal 6-3 (Summer 2015)
Inside this issue: Features Demystifying the Interagency Process and Explaining the Ambassador’s Role by Ronald E. Neumann Disrupting the Foreign Fighter Flow: Interdiction and Prosecution by Jan Schwarzenberg Interagency: Nice to Talk About… Hard to Do by David Eaton and Gus Otto Whole-of-Government Teaming Through Collaborative Construction: NRO/NSA Synergy by… Read More

Whole-of-government needed to counter ISIL



Whole-of-government needed to counter ISIL
Earlier this month, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, the Honorable Christine E. Wormuth spoke at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) on the need for whole-of-government collaboration to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). In her remarks, Wormuth stressed that combating ISIL is… Read More

Anti-ISIL strategy to include civilian and military agencies



Anti-ISIL strategy to include civilian and military agencies
Yesterday, President Obama met with military and civilian leaders to discuss the strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The strategy includes multiple elements of American power, including military, intelligence, diplomacy, and economic development. The President acknowledged that countering ISIL will be… Read More

New hostage strategy to follow interagency review



New hostage strategy to follow interagency review

Officials recently announced that an interagency review of U.S. hostage policy will be completed this spring. Possible changes to the U.S. hostage policy include the creation of a fusion cell dedicated to recovering American hostages...

Interagency cooperation helpful in countering ISIL



Interagency cooperation helpful in countering ISIL

This week, Department of Homeland Security Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism Policy Tom Warrick testified on the threat posed by ISIL and other terror groups...