Special Contributor to In Homeland Security
Secretary of Defense Hagel recently stated that ISIL is beyond anything we’ve ever seen and an imminent threat to every interest we have.
By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
At the end of the day, it is all about power, command and control. Al Qaeda corporate has severed ties to its ex-Syrian counterpart, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) because the group continues to defy their influence, orders and strategic objectives.
“[Al-Qaeda] has no connection with the group called the ISIS, as it was not informed or consulted about its establishment.