WATCH ABOVE: President Obama updated the ongoing military campaign against ISIS emphasizing that this will be a long-term effort.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama made a rare visit to the Pentagon Monday to get an update from military leaders on the campaign against the Islamic State group.
Obama’s meetings with top Pentagon officials and other national security advisers follow a wave of weekend airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition in eastern Syria. The coalition says it was one of the most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date.
Obama has insisted he will not send U.S. troops into combat to fight the Islamic State in Iraq or Syria. However, he has acknowledged that the U.S. lacks a “complete strategy” for training Iraqi troops to carry out ground missions.
Efforts to train Syrian rebels are also sputtering. Fewer than 100 rebels are being trained by the U.S., far fewer than…
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