ISIS 'far from defeated' despite territorial losses, Joint Chiefs chairman warns


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(Worthy News) - The Islamic State remains “far from defeated,” one of the nation’s top generals warned Tuesday, seeming to break with President Trump’s assertion that the terrorist group was “99 percent” beaten after four years of U.S.-led military action in Syria and Iraq.

The fear of an Islamic State resurgence — and what analysts say is the near-impossible task of fully eradicating the group — cloud the long-term status of American troops deployed in Syria. It also is the latest sign of the White House and Pentagon’s struggle to stay on the same page in the fight against terror.

Mr. Trump and his top generals also have sent conflicting signals in recent weeks on whether the U.S. believes that countering Iranian proxy groups such as Hezbollah inside Syria is part of the American mission, casting even more uncertainty on the administration’s broader goal and sending mixed messages to allies. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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4 thoughts on “ISIS 'far from defeated' despite territorial losses, Joint Chiefs chairman warns

  1. PRESIDENT 'Trump and his top generals have sent conflicting signals' because there are still allot of Obama's Generals in the Pentagon .... and they are Warhawks, thinking of glory and their own career rather than the lives of our American soldiers. Those Generals want to stay in Syria forever, in fact, continue the '7 countries in 5 years' plan that General Clarke exposed.
    I got an idea, 'let's put those Generals on the front lines'. Let's see how quickly they change their tune. Instead they're still sending our 20 year old boys and girls to Pakistan and Afghanistan and Syria and Somalia ........

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