Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago

Nearly a year after the American-led bombing campaign against ISIS began, serious disagreements between the Obama Administration and American intelligence agencies have come to light. The administration as represented by its point man or ISIS, retired general John Allen, claim that ISIS is losing the war. Intelligence officials from the CIA and the DIA, on the contrary, believe that despite suffering 10,000 jihadists killed by the air strikes and some $1 billion spent by the U.S., ISIS still has between 20,000 and 30,000 fighters and plenty of money to stay in the fight for a while.


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