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Obama: US Intelligence Underestimated Militants in Syria

U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become “ground zero” for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast on Sunday. Conversely, the United States overestimated the ability of the Iraqi army to fight the militant groups, Obama said in a 60 Minutes interview taped on Friday, days after the U.S. president made his case at the United Nations for action. Earlier Sunday, U.S.-led airstrikes hit...

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