U.S. underestimate threat of Islamic State militants, says Obama

September 28, 2014 5:25 PM

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Barack Obama said the United States not only underestimated the threat of militants seeking to form the Islamic State group but also overestimated the ability and will of the Iraqi army to fight.

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Barack Obama said Sunday he agrees with intelligence leaders who believe the United States not only underestimated the threat of militants seeking to form the Islamic State group but also overestimated the ability and will of the Iraqi army to fight.

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