Pentagon Asked if ISIS is Still 'JV'

Pentagon Asked if ISIS is Still 'JV'

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby was asked if ISIS was still a “JV team” at Friday’s press briefing.  

Kirby said that ISIS has “grown in capability with speed” since President Obama referred to ISIS as a “JV team” in a January interview with The New Yorker, and that “we’ve been watching this for months.”  Kirby characterized the situation with ISIS as “serious,” adding “everybody has the same view here about the threat posed by ISIL, not just to Iraq, but to the region.” 

And “their threat continues to grow…we believe it does pose an imminent threat and it’s a threat that we need to take seriously.”

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