Obama admits U.S. underestimated strength, rise of ISIS

September 28, 2014 9:23 PM

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Obama admits U.S. underestimated strength, rise of ISIS

In some of his most extensive comments yet about the shortcomings of U.S. intelligence and his administration’s approach to combatting the bloodthirsty jihadist group, President Obama acknowledged it was ‘absolutely true’ that America didn't fully understand the dire nature of ISIS.

President Obama admitted Sunday that the U.S. “underestimated” the Islamic State while also overestimating the Iraqi military’s willingness to take on the militants.

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