Erick Stakelbeck, author of "ISIS Exposed: Beheadings, Slavery and the Hellish Reality of Radical Islam", discussed the threat America faces from ISIS and what we must do to defeat them.
Erick said people must realize that ISIS is not only a threat to the Middle East but to America as well. Erick explained that the reason Americans should care about ISIS is because over 100 Americans and thousands of Europeans have joined the caliphate and are willing to travel to America to carry out attacks. Erick does not buy into the talking points that young people join ISIS because of a lack of jobs, and points out that ISIS is made up of middle class students who believe in the Islamic caliphate.
When it comes down to what our role should be in the battle against ISIS, Erick told Brian that in a perfect world Muslim countries would handle this problem themselves but the reality is they need America's help. Erick believes the only way we will defeat ISIS is if we use ground troops to destroy them the same way we did Germany and Japan in World War II.