August 7th, 2014
10:54 PM ET

The history of ISIS in two minutes

President Obama authorized targeted airstrikes and a humanitarian relief airdrop after ISIS' latest offensive in Iraq. Over the last few years, ISIS has grown to become one of the world's most brutal and dangerous Jihadist groups. Anderson Cooper looks at how they became so dangerous so fast.

Could ISIS retaliate against the U.S. with an attack on the American homeland? Anderson discussed this ISIS' capabilities with former CIA officer Bob Baer, National Security editor of The Guardian, Spencer Ackerman and Quartz managing editor Bobby Ghosh

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Filed under: Iraq • ISIS • President Barack Obama
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  1. liefunderglass

    Anderson; Most people, including myself, do not understand why the only successful governing bodies in the Middle-East are dictatorships supported by regional theocracies. Would be very interesting to hear/see you do a documentary on Middle- Eastern politics form the formation of the Muslim fundamentalist movement (the assassination of Anwar Sadat) to today.

    August 8, 2014 at 11:24 am |

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