Work: ISIS “on its Way to Defeat on the Battlefield”

Posted: March 30, 2016 2:33 PM By RICHARD R. BURGESS, Managing Editor ARLINGTON, Va. — The nation’s second-ranking defense official said the U.S. military’s attacks against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are defeating the terrorist organization. “Without question, the momentum against ISIS is more than at any time in our campaign,” said Robert O. Work, undersecretary of defense, speaking March 30 at a conversation sponsored by The Washington Post in Washington. “Whenever you fight against an adversary like ISIS — by, with and through partners, which has been our strategy from the very beginning — things will not go as fast as a normal campaign in which U.S. forces are driving forward on the battlefield. It takes time to marshal those partners, it takes time to give…


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