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  • Can ‘leadership decapitation’ strikes defeat ISIS?

    The Hill - 04/26/2016

    Decapitation strategies, according to two researchers, however, can lead to even more violence due to the inexperience of mid-level leaders taking the reins. “When their leaderships are debilitated in a successful strike, militant groups become far less discriminate in their target selection by redirecting their violence from military to civilian targets,” Max Abrahms of Northeastern University and Jochen Mieraub of the University of Groningen wrote.

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