12 Feb '18, 5pm

Mattis Looks to NATO, Future of ISIS Fight

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis left yesterday on a six-day trip to meet with defense leaders from around the world to chart the way ahead against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The secretary is now in Rome and will move on to Brussels for this year’s first NATO defense ministerial, before traveling on to Stuttgart to visit U.S. Africa and European commands, finally wrapping up his trip in Munich to attend the 54th Munich Security Conference . Mattis said the fight against ISIS has gone well, but that hard fighting remains. He said the terror group has been pushed out of Iraq, but is still a problem in Syria’s Euphrates River Valley. Defeat-ISIS Campaign The battlespace there is complex, the defense secretary said, with Assad regime forces violating the deconfliction line at the river, forcing a coalition response. “We crossed the river in Tabqa, for example, all c...

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