Obama: U.S. intelligence underestimated militants in Syria - CBS

September 28, 2014 4:07 PM

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Obama: U.S. intelligence underestimated militants in Syria - CBS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast on Sunday.

Conversely, the United States overestimated the ability of the Iraqi army to fight the militant groups, Obama said in a "60 Minutes" interview taped on Friday, days after the U.S. president made his case at the United Nations for action.

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