Thursday, August 4, 2016

President Obama Visits the Pentagon For A Briefing On The War Against The Islamic State

Reuters: Obama touts progress against Islamic State

President Barack Obama on Thursday touted progress the United States and its allies have made in the military campaign against Islamic State, though he said the militant group still has the ability to direct and inspire attacks.

While the U.S.-led air and ground campaign against the group's strongholds in Iraq and Syria have cost it territory, IS is adapting by reverting to high-profile attacks and by using the internet to recruit members, train them and encourage "lone wolf" attacks. Islamic State also maintains control of major cities, including Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria.

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More News On President Obama's Remarks On the War Against The Islamic State

Obama: Islamic State will ‘inevitably’ be defeated, but networks will persist -- Washington Post
President Obama Regroups Forces in Campaign to Battle ISIS -- ABC News
Obama: ISIL still has ability to inspire attacks -- USA Today
Obama Says Islamic State Military Losses to Hurt Recruiting -- Bloomberg
Obama says ISIS still has ability to inspire attacks as it loses ground -- CNBC
Obama Discusses Anti-IS Fight With US Military, Security Leaders -- VOA
Obama says Islamic State on the run, despite attacks around globe -- Washington Times
Islamic State: Obama says group is weakening but still a threat -- BBC
ISIS leaders not safe says Obama -- Al Arabiya
Obama’s View of ISIS, Two Years Into Air Strikes -- The Atlantic


Jac said...

Is Obama understand what strategy is?

Bob Huntley said...

Actually he thinks hope is strategy.

Aizino Smith said...

1) Is ISIS in Iraq and Syria in trouble because of Obama or Putin?

2) Is the SA, Hezbollah, Shia Militia, Iran and Russia the reason or is it Obama's desultory use of American military power?

3) Is it a victory if ISIS diminishes in the Levant only to metastasize elsewhere and grow even larger there?

If a surgeon cut out every bit of cancer in your liver that had started in liver, but it had metastasized to other parts of your body and was larger there than it had been in your liver, would your prognosis be good?

Democrats do not attempt to answer the above question. You will not get it right unless you drink copious amounts of alcohol and you inadvertently let the truth slip out.

4) Is Obama an idiot?