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American Forum - The Rise of ISIS—The New Enemy

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Joby Warrick
March 30, 2016
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EDT)

Joby Warrick
Joby Warrick

PBS  Channel National Broadcast:  Virginia, April 17, 2016/Nationally, April 20, 2016

Joby Warrick is a reporter for The Washington Post and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. In his new book, Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, he tracks the rise of the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and the emergence of what is now called ISIS, and the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama leading to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swaths of Syria and Iraq. Drawing on high-level access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Warrick weaves gripping, moment-by-moment operational details with the perspectives of diplomats and spies, generals and heads of state, many of whom foresaw a menace worse than al Qaeda and tried desperately to stop it. A book signing will follow the taping of American Forum.

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