In a groundbreaking new report released by the High Level Military Group, top former officials from across the free world argue that a “a growing crisis of leadership in our democracies must be addressed with urgency in order to secure the 21st century from terrorist chaos.”
The High Level Military Group’s comparative study, titled “Our Military Forces’ Struggle Against Lawless, Media Savvy Terrorist Adversaries,” makes a compelling case that Western governments must go to great lengths to create our own sophisticated narratives surrounding these conflicts. It also righty asserts that we must go to great lengths to ensure that our militaries can carry out legitimate operations without fear of political retribution.
As America and other democratic nations continue to face off against enemies who espouse hatred and fear freedom, we must remember this: our enemies understand our political systems more than we would like, and they know how to exploit our emotions. We must never let them get away with it.
When ISIS brutally murders journalists, aid workers, and even their fellow Muslims, they do not try to cover it up. They film it, and ironically they use a tool invented by the U.S. and made possible by U.S. Department of Defense funding– the Internet – to broadcast it to the world.