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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Rasmussen Minute: Crushing ISIS

Last month, in a dramatic turn in the War on Terror, U.S.-backed forces captured Raqqa, the northern Syrian city that had long served as the de facto capital of the Islamic State's self-declared caliphate. Months before that, U.S.-backed Iraqi forces re-captured Mosul, the largest city held by ISIS in that country.

In 2016, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump promised to "bomb the hell" out of radical Islamic terrorists if he were elected to the Oval Office. Upon taking office, President Trump changed the rules of engagement, increased the tempo of operations and remained steadfastly focused in delivering on that campaign promise.

Could it be the Trump Doctrine of crushing terror with unrelenting force is working? That's the subject of this week’s Rasmussen Minute.