General John Rutherford Allen, former Commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan; former Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
SAIS Europe
December 9, 2015

General John Rutherford Allen, former four-star U.S. Marine Corps general and Obama appointee heading the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, spoke with students at SAIS Europe. 

General Allen offered insider perspectives on the challenges of fighting a quasi-state enemy with control of territory, oil production facilities, and recruitment in Iraq, Syria, and on social media worldwide.  

General John Rutherford Allen, right, discusses the evolution of terrorist group ISIL at SAIS Europe, Bologna, Italy, November 26, 2015. 

General John Rutherford Allen, right, discusses the evolution of terrorist group ISIL at SAIS Europe, Bologna, Italy, November 26, 2015.