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Obama on ISIS: “This Is a Long-Term Campaign”posted on July 7, 2015
CNN’s Eric Bradner reports that President Obama emphasized “the long-term nature of the effort and the importance of local forces and stable governments” in his update on the military campaign against ISIS on Monday. The president stated that regional security forces needed to be strong enough to maintain stability after the U.S. left. “It is not enough for us to simply send in American troops to temporarily set back organizations like (ISIS), but then as soon as we leave see that void filled again by extremists,” he said.