Islamic State threatens Washington, Obama Against Troops in Syria

In a video released today, the Islamic State threatened all countries involved in the airstrikes against Syria, including the United States, saying that they would suffer the same fate as France. During a G20 press conference today, Obama said that a large deployment of troops on the ground would be a mistake and that the U.S. will continue pursuing its current strategy. IThe following visualizations show a map of U.S. troops stationed overseas, a timeline of airstrikes against ISIS over the past 100 days, a map showing ISIS’s global strategy, and a chart showing the strength of the U.S. armed forces over time.

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