While President Barack Obama thinks—and says out loud—that he’s “squeezing [Daesh’s] heart and making it harder for them to pump out its propaganda,” the Pentagon is describing an expanding Daesh.
Now it’s Afghanistan. Daesh has become
“more operationally active” there by carving out territory and openly fighting the Taliban.
In particular, Daesh in Afghanistan’s Khorasan Province
has progressed from its initial exploratory phase to a point where they are openly fighting the Taliban for the establishment of a safe haven, and are becoming more operationally active[.]
Even were “containment” succeeding, this is an illustration of why it’s badly insufficient merely to “contain” or to “defeat” this Evil. It must be destroyed, utterly.
It’s a long, dangerous year we have ahead of us.