“ISIS has lost 98 percent of the territory it once held — with half of that terror group’s so-called ‘caliphate’ having been recaptured since President Trump took office less than a year ago, U.S. military officials said Tuesday,” Fox News reports.
What seems to have helped is having a new president and a White House who backed off and allowed the U.S. military to do its job:
“‘The rules of engagement under the Obama administration were onerous. I mean what are we doing having individual target determination being conducted in the White House, which in some cases adds weeks and weeks,’ said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, the former head of U.S. Air Force intelligence. ‘The limitations that were put on actually resulted in greater civilian casualties.'”
This has certainly got to be one of the top, if not the top, achievement of the Trump administration’s first year.
While the media and Democrats continue to run about like chickens with their heads cut off over rumors that the Trump 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, meanwhile, in 2017 and in the real world, what was formerly a powerful terrorist network is now practically nonexistent.
Happy New Year, indeed.