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As ISIS threat fades, fight over who gets credit rises | Military Times
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As ISIS threat fades, fight over who gets credit rises | Military Times

Now that the military mission against the Islamic State group in the Middle East is winding down, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have shifted to the next looming fight: deciding who deserves credit for the success.

On Wednesday, members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sparred over whether battlefield success against ISIS in recent months is the result of new leadership from President Donald Trump or a years-long military strategy just now coming to completion.

Defense Department officials said the extremist group has lost nearly all the territory it once held, and the military mission has shifted from liberating large swaths of Iraq and Syria to rooting out enemy fighters hiding in remote areas.

Source: As ISIS threat fades, fight over who gets credit rises | Military Times