Tuesday at the Aspen Institute, former Gen. David H. Petraeus, who led the successful 2007 U.S. troop surge against the Iraq insurgency, discussed the growing threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Petraeus warned ISIS is eclipsing the treat of al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula. The former four-star general added this was not a surprise.
“I think people who have watched this closely — and I’ve been one of them — have seen this coming,” he said. “There have been camps that were established just across the border of Iraq and Syria. You can see the designs. You could hear what they said. You could see this increasing terrorist violence.”
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