President Barack Obama paid a rare visit to the Pentagon this week and gave an update on his ambition “to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group ISIL.” He painted a rosy picture.
“This is a cause, a coalition, that’s united countries across the globe — some 60 nations, including Arab partners. Our comprehensive strategy against ISIL is harnessing all elements of American power, across our government — military, intelligence, diplomatic, economic, development and perhaps most importantly, the power of our values,” the president said.
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