Dennis A. Lowe

First Lieutenant Dennis Lowe currently serves as an Armor platoon leader in the 1-66 AR BN. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations. The views expressed are the author’s own and do not reflect those of the Department of Defense or United States Army. Please reference footnotes for clarification of acronyms and doctrinal terms.

As long as ISIL controls territory and shelters among civilian populations in easily fortified urban environments, a combined arms ground force will be required to root them out.