- Sen. Joni Ernst: ISIS is trying to expand farther than the Middle East
- Latin America has become a prime place to recruit for Islamic extremists, she writes
Joni Ernst is a U.S. senator representing Iowa. The views expressed are her own.
(CNN)As the United States supports our allies and continues the fight for Mosul, we cannot ignore where ISIS will spread next. I am not alone in my fears that key leaders escaped the city before the major assault began -- especially considering the advance warning about our battle plans. More importantly, should we and our allies be successful in Mosul, and I have the utmost faith that we will be, I fear ISIS will continue retreating to its al Qaeda roots.