Earlier this month, multiple pro-Islamic State media outlets released the second issus of the “Youth of the Caliphate” magazine. The issue featured articles, posters, and infographics praising the mujahideen, encouraging Muslims to carry out jihadi operations against “Crusaders,” and highlighting the role of online jihadis in supporting the Islamic State. In an article titled “Media Jihad,” the magazine emphasized the role of online jihadis and encouraged them to dedicate time every day to supporting the Islamic State online by purchasing a phone or a laptop to be exclusively used for online jihadi activities, requesting and activating social media accounts. Another article titled “Oh, Supporters of the Caliphate” urges online jihadis to republish productions released by official Islamic State media foundations and encourages them to join “publishing brigades” and focus on social media to target the general public. The Islamic State’s current propaganda efforts were the subject of one of the featured articles in this month’s Sentinel magazine (which was included in the November 13 SRU), a publication of West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center. The story’s author discusses how the Islamic State has shifted its narrative to its commitment to a long war in which it will ultimately prevail given its recent battlefield defeats and territorial losses. For all of the messaging the Islamic State is disseminating to its sympathizers the author concludes that the group will remain dangerous for the foreseeable future. Homeland Security Today.