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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Obama on ISIS: ‘We Don’t Yet Have a Complete Strategy’

Speaking at a news conference Monday, President Barack Obama stated that "We don’t yet have a complete strategy," with regard toISIS, as the Pentagon hasn’t presented him with a "finalized plan" in how the US should proceed in dealing with the Islamic State.

The president is in Europe as part of the international G-7 summit in Kruen, Germany, Obama continued with his remarks that "because it requires commitments on the part of the Iraqis as well about how recruitment takes place, how that training takes place. And so the details of that are not yet worked out."

Since last summer when ISIS gained substantial ground in Northern Iraq, the US has not had a coherent comprehensive strategy for dealing with ISIS, and the president made the surprising statement last August that the US doesn’t have a strategy for dealing with ISIS yet.

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