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Flow of Foreign Fighters to ISIS Stopped, Trump Tactics Working, McGurk Says | Defense One
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Flow of Foreign Fighters to ISIS Stopped, Trump Tactics Working, McGurk Says | Defense One

In four key areas, the Trump administration is taking the fight to ISIS in a way that Obama did not, to great effect according to the policy head who worked under both.

The flow of foreign fighters trying to join ISIS in Iraq and Syria has stopped completely. “They can’t get in now and the foreign fighters that did get in, they will die in Iraq and Syria” according to the top U.S. official coordinating the international fight against the terrorist organization.

That’s just one of several metrics to show that under the Trump administration the United States-led coalition is accelerating the demise of the Islamic State group, or ISIS, by changing strategies and doubling down on others, argued Brett McGurk, special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, at the Middle East Institute on Thursday.

Source: Flow of Foreign Fighters to ISIS Stopped, Trump Tactics Working, McGurk Says | Defense One