“Tens of thousands of U.S. personnel are operating in the broader Middle East region, and more are on the way.” So said Defense Secretary Ash Carter as he announced that additional special forces are being deployed to Iraq to defeat ISIS “at its core.”

+ “They connect via online services — especially Twitter — and in everyday life. Their ages range from 15 to 47, and their roles range from cheering attacks to plotting violence. And curbing their growth is a dynamic challenge without a simple solution.” From NPR: What ISIS looks like in America.