Lindsey O. Graham

Defeating Islamic State — without a U.S. invasion

Defeating Islamic State — without a U.S. invasion

When President Obama announced an international campaign to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State last year, the organization was primarily a regional threat, inflicting its savagery on the people of Iraq and Syria and on hostages from other countries who were captured in the Middle East. But the coordinated attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and the downing of a Russian airliner suggest that the organization has embarked on a campaign of exporting terror globally.

In response to those spasms of wanton killing, the United Nations Security Council approved a resolution Friday urging countries around the world to take "all necessary measures" to...