So, how is Obama’s Islamic State (ISIS) ‘JV team’ doing after one year?

In the space of a year, ISIS has radically reshaped the Middle East. Emerging from the chaos of weakened states, it has turned the lives of  Syrians and Iraqis upside down, while slaughtering, beheading, and ethnically cleansing the Christians and other non-Muslim populations there.

In the 12 months since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared himself the leader of the caliphate which styled itself the Islamic State, the jihadis have expanded to cover ever more territory across the Levant, with militant groups the world over claiming allegiance and carrying out terror attacks.