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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says President Trump's orders will annihilate ISIS


By USA Today, May 19, 2017

WASHINGTON — New approaches approved by President Trump to defeat Islamic State militants have begun to bear fruit, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters Friday.

Commanders in the field have been given greater authority to press the fight without approval from Washington, and a tactical shift to "annihilation" from a war of attrition has thrown fighters from the Islamic State, or ISIS, on "their back foot," Mattis said.

"We're there to drive ISIS to its knees," Mattis said.


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