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America's plans to fight Islamic State are in ruins as the militant group's fighters come close to capturing Kobani and have inflicted a heavy defeat on the Iraqi army west of Baghdad.

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The problem is that military history, since the days of the Romans, tells us that limited war is rarely successful.

The future will always be a mystery, but one can gain insights by thinking about trends in terms of scenarios and alternative futures.