Operations Policy Committee


Thea Ross

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The influence of Islamic State has steadily increased globally, culminating in the recent string of terror attacks in NATO member countries. The threat ISIS poses to NATO countries is undeniable, however whether Article 5 should be invoked to intervene against ISIS in Libya is a complex issue. Intervening may give further legitimacy to the non-state group, despite action being taken in a way that classifies ISIS as a non-state actor.

The NATO intervention in Afghanistan is not a comparable situation warranting discussions of a precedent to then intervene in Libya. A key di...

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