Quoted: Daniel Benjamin on the Islamic State

“They have a profound need to show they are still in the game, capable of still inflicting attacks against the West, particularly because the sheen is off the Islamic State itself,” says Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin in a Los Angeles Times story about a recent shift in U.S. strategy in the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State.

Benjamin is the Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and a former counterterrorism official at the U.S. State Department.