ISIS No Weaker After a Year of Airstrikes - U.S. Intelligence

ISIS is replacing fighters as fast as coalition airstrikes can kill them -U.S. Officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the US-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded.

The military campaign has prevented Iraq’s collapse and put the Islamic State under increasing pressure in northern Syria, particularly squeezing its self-proclaimed capital in Raqqa.

But intelligence analysts see the overall situation as a strategic stalemate: The Islamic State remains a well-funded extremist army able to replenish its ranks with foreign jihadis as quickly as the US can eliminate them.  
Meanwhile, the group has expanded to other countries, including Libya, Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and Afghanistan


Flashback Obama Administration
May 2015: Less than 3 months ago-->
'Overall our ISIS strategy has been a success'