"The Management of Savagery" gives insight into ISIS' strategy
ISIS, Boko Haram, al-Shabab and al-Qaeda have all shown themselves to be brutally effective in their campaigns in the name of furthering their view of an extremist Islamic jihad. The resulting violence in places such as Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Nigeria is brutal and bloody.
To some degree, each of the groups has been using similar tactics but ISIS in particular seems to be following the teachings of a book published a decade ago called "The Management of Savagery." The book offers a kind of blueprint for militants committed to building a caliphate.
Will McCants has translated the text into English. He's a fellow with the Brookings Institution and the director of the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World. He is also the author of the forthcoming book, "The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State." Will McCants was in Washington, DC.
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This segment was produced by The Current's Naheed Mustafa.