The man who executed American reporter James Foley spoke with a British accent, presumably one of hundreds of British nationals that authorities think are fighting alongside members of ISIS. So why are they there, and how can they be stopped?
Serving as a local interpreter for the US during the war in Afghanistan was a deeply risky move. It was like putting a target on your head for Taliban fighters. The US promised to help interpreters, but for two of them, the road to their holiday lunch this week reunited in the US was long and complex.
The business model of insurgents in Afghanistan and the business model of gangs in the inner city in the united states is the same. It's the same business model and I know counter insurgency can work if properly applied.