They Asked Mattis How We’re Doing Against ISIS, His Response? “We’re Winning, They’re Losing”

They Asked Mattis How We’re Doing Against ISIS, His Response? “We’re Winning, They’re Losing”

Secretary of Defense Gen. Mad Dog James Mattis has a very clear, beautifully simple message for Americans about the role the administration has been taking against ISIS.

Trump won on the basis that everyone would be so sick of winning, they’d say Donald, stop! We’re tired of winning! All we do is win!

Certainly compared to Obama, who called ISIS a J.V. team and allowed them to spread, Trump’s administration and cabinet picks have more positive language and more positive results against them.

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From WJLA in Washington, D.C.:

Top officials from the Trump administration were on Capitol Hill on Thursday to convey a strong message that the United States and it’s allies are making progress in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but additional challenges still lay ahead.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ message about the state of play against ISIS was clear and concise.

“We’re winning. They’re losing,” the secretary told reporters as he left the classified briefing.

A national politics reporter for Sinclair Broadcast Group in D.C., Leandra Bernstein, posted the short conversation and these photos on Twitter.

Speaking to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dunford, he said:

“If you look at where we were 24 months ago, you can look at the territory that they held, you can look at the resources that they had available, you could look at the potential for them to conduct external operations, and in all those areas we’ve made great progress,” Dunford told Sinclair Broadcast Group.

If you take a look at the analysts at IHS:

When ISIS what at it’s strongest, they controlled approximately 40 percent of the country’s territory, they are now limited to small portions of territory around Mosul and in the Anbar Province bordering Syria.
ISIS’s primary sources of revenue have also dried up. Defense analysts at IHS Markit estimate that the terrorist group has lost 80 percent of its funds since 2015.

Not a bad win here, not bad at all.

Margaret M.

Internet Specialist at Warfare Media.

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