SIWPS Member Austin Long appeared on PBS NewHour today to answer questions about the new U.S. strategy against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Dr. Long pointed out that even without a large U.S. ground troop presence special forces and drones could help identify targets for airstrikes, but he noted that the absence of substantial U.S. ground forces would mean that local allied forces would have more trouble recapturing and holding territory occupied by ISIS.

Watch the full interview on the PBS website.