No, President Barack Obama—we aren’t winning the war against the Islamic State.
The head of the CIA, John Brennan, testified on Thursday that, “Despite all our progress against [the Islamic State] on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group’s terrorism capacity and global reach.”
In fact, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is actively recruiting, training, and deploying operatives for future attacks in the west.
According to his remarks, “[ISIS] has a large cadre of western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for attacks in the west … the group is probably exploring a variety of means for infiltrating operatives into the west, including refugee flows, smuggling routes, and legitimate methods of travel.”
So, ISIS has not been contained—or even deterred. This revelation really shouldn’t surprise us.
Full article: CIA Director Affirms Obama’s ISIS Strategy Is Not Working (The Daily Signal)