Why Jordan Is Islamic State's Next Target

Jordan is vulnerable to challenges from fundamentalists. And Islamic State is gaining strength in its neighborhood.

Will this be enough?

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Jordan’s King Abdullah II was in battle gear last week, quoting Clint Eastwood and bombing Islamic State targets in retaliation for the horrific burning-alive of a Jordanian pilot. Is this a sign that Jordan is entering the war against the insurgent group in earnest, or is it a temporary show for a stunned Jordanian public?

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