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America’s Leading Soldier says “We have NOT Contained ISIS”


Hey! Remember this?

I don’t think they’re gaining strength. What is true is that, from the start our goal has been first to contain, and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq. And in Syria it — they’ll come in, they’ll leave. But you don’t see this systematic march by ISIL across the terrain. What we have not yet been able to do is to completely decapitate their command and control structures. We’ve made some progress in trying to reduce the flow of foreign fighters and part of our goal has to be to recruit more effective Sunni partners in Iraq to really go on offense rather than simply engage in defense.

Sadly for Democrats, on Tuesday the nation’s most important soldier, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, absolutely destroyed President Obama’s ISIS narrative when he told Congress that “We have not contained ISIS…”!

“We have NOT contained ISIL… Strategically they have spread since 2010…”

Oh. My. Goodness. Here’s what we learned from General Dunford on Tuesday:

  1. ISIS is not contained.
  2. We are at war. No, we’re not.
  3. For much of our fight against ISIS we did not have a strategy to defeat them.
  4. The current military approved strategy is a recent development.
  5. We are in deep doo-doo.

(That last one is my own personal summary of General Dunford’s answers.)

Twitter was, of course, abuzz in the aftermath of Dunford’s damning testimony.


Everything the Obama administration touches falls apart – so our failing efforts against ISIS shouldn’t surprise us. Whether it’s the economy, our healthcare or our foreign policy… Obama and the Democrats have a knack for screwing things up.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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