Obama: We underestimated Islamic State extremists

September 28, 2014 7:46 PM

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US officials acknowledge that they underestimated Islamic State extremists and overestimated the willingness of Iraqi forces to fight ISIS. Obama insists that US ground troops won’t be sent, but most Americans don’t believe that.

As the fight against Islamic State extremists in the Middle East accelerates, US officials acknowledge that they both underestimated the strength and fierceness of the enemy and overestimated the ability of Iraqi forces to counter the group also known as ISIS or ISIL.

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