Madelyn Virginia

Defeating Isis

I am writing this letter to you because I have taken an interest in the United State’s relationship with foreign countries.

Mr. President,

I am writing this letter to you because I have taken an interest in the United State’s relationship with foreign countries. It seems as though we are very involved in what is happening in other countries. Isis has been a growing problem within America and now, it’s allies. As our President, I am sure you are well educated what we are doing to stop Isis. I believe however that this is not enough. I have plenty of reason to say this. One of the reason’s that i say this is because we have been performing airstrikes for so long and while they may be tolerating the problem, they are not completely erasing it. We need to get Isis at the core. Thousands of boys today are growing up in this islamic state and are being introduced to this gruesome way of life. They are being forced to kill in order to be entered into the group. Twelve year old boys are parading around with guns killing whoever disagrees with Allah’s teachings.

There is a solution to the impending war against Isis. Although controversial the United States could form a temporary land alliance with Al Qaeda. There is one thing that Isis loathes more than America and that is Al Qaeda. Isis has all of the money for funding but what they lack is land. Al Qaeda has the land but not the money. If the United States were to form a land alliance they could supply Al Qaeda with military weapons and money in order to take down isis powers. It would only be a temporary cease fire until we could take down Isis.

Isis is responsible for more than 1000 deaths outside of Syria and Iraq. (New York Times, July 16, 2016) Isis is a growing problem not only for the United States but for the entire world. If they continue to gain more power then they will eventually make plans to take over huge countries like the United States or Russia. This would cause war on a nuclear level. In order to stop Isis, military forces must form land alliances and stop the violence at the root.



Works cited

"Clinton Military Advisor Outlines 4-step Plan for Defeating ISIS." CNBC,


"Foreign Policy and Defeating ISIS | Donald J Trump for President." Make America Great Again! Donald J Trump for President,

"Isis rising." Spectator 23 May 2015: 7. War and Terrorism Collection. Web. 6 Oct. 2016.

"War on ISIS: Who's Doing What? .com." CNN,

"What is 'Islamic State'?" BBC News,

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