This week members of Congress and a former member of the Defense Department reported that extremist Islamic terrorist organization ISIS have been making strategic gains as they continue to maintain control of their share of territory. According to Michele Flourney who served Defense Department under Sectetary of Policy for OBamas previous term, ISIS poses a significant threat to countries all over the world, especially with their international recruitment numbers rising. "This is a terrorist problem that affects us and we have to take a more forward leaning posture." said Flourney. Her remarks were appropriately timed as ISIS captured the city of Ramadi last week, which was pretty depressing for the US military as they had just assisted the Iraqi troops in recapturing the city a little while earlier. Senate Member McCain called out the Obama administration regarding what he views as a lack of US Governmental action over the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Iraq. He believes the president should not hesitate to deploy more troops to the war zones. "We need to have a strategy," McCain said. "There is no strategy. And anybody that says that there is I'd like to hear what it is. Because it certainly isn't apparent now." Current Defense Department Secretary Carter urges resources to be sent to the Sunni tribes in the provinces where they can more of a difference since the tribes have political interests in fighting the group. Hawaiian Democrat Gabbard agreed with Carter, saying that the persecution of Sunnis by the Shia Iraqi government military has forced entire families and communities to take refuge in ISIS
How should the international community respond to the the territorial gains?
What is the best way for the US and Iraqi governments to collectively dismantle ISIS?