National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien dismissed as “Twitter intel” the suggestion that more than 100 captured Islamic State fighters escaped from prisons in Syria amid fighting between Turkish soldiers and Syrian Kurds. But that was a figure provided by the secretary of defense and a top official in the State Department.
Issues: Islamic State in Iraq and Syria
Trump Takes Too Much Credit on ISIS
President Trump said nearly all of the land once controlled by ISIS in Syria and Iraq has been retaken and “it all took place since our election.” But even the State Department’s senior envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition said in December that half of the ISIS caliphate was recaptured under Trump’s leadership.
Facts about the Syrian Refugees
Bush, Clinton Play Blame Game in Iraq
Obama Fumbles ‘JV Team’ Question
MoveOn.org PAC: They’ve Got the Wrong Guys
MoveOn.org Political Action began airing ads attacking four Republican senators in their home states, accusing them of favoring escalation of the war in Iraq.