Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged Tuesday that ISIS has regained strength in some areas, but argued the terrorist group’s ability to carry out attacks outside its core region is greatly diminished.
“It’s complicated,” Pompeo said in an interview on “CBS This Morning.” “There’s certainly places where ISIS is more powerful today than they were three or four years ago.
“But the caliphate is gone, and their capacity to conduct external attacks has been made much more difficult. We’ve taken down a significant risk,” he continued. “Not all of it, but a significant amount. And we’re very pleased with the work we have done.”
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