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Defeating ISIS By Understanding It

When it comes to our war on terrorism, boots on the ground and bombers in the air are only part of the struggle. What we know about the culture behind ISIS and how the United States portrays itself to the world makes for a different kind of weapon.

Guest:

  • Lt. Col. Brian Steed is a military historian at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth and a specialist on the Middle East.

Brian Steed presents 'Mesopotamia on Fire: Changing the Conversation on ISIS' at 6:30 on Tuesday, February 23 at the Kansas City Central Library. Reserve a seat at www.kclibrary.org.

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