Obama: U.S. underestimated Islamic State – USA Today


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President Obama told 60 Minutes that the United States underestimated the strength of the Islamic State before it took over large parts of Syria and Iraq, and overestimated the Iraqi army’s ability to fight the militants.

The Islamic State took advantage of the chaotic civil war in Syria to become “ground zero for jihadists around the world,” Obama said in an interview to be aired Sunday night on CBS’ 60 Minutes.

The U.S. has launched airstrikes against Islamic State positions in Syria and Iraq, part of an overall plan to roll back the militant group that has threatened the United States and its allies. (Source: Read more)

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