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US Air Commander: Coalition Airstrikes in Iraq Challenging, but Having 'Profound Effect'

U.S. military officials say coalition airstrikes are having "a profound effect" on Islamic State militants in Iraq and that the coalition is "taking the enemy off the battlefield in significant numbers." Lieutenant General John Hesterman, chief of the air campaign, told reporters Friday at the Pentagon that he doesn't believe IS is making major advances around Iraq. "Every now and again they make a tactical advance and then we play it like a strategic...

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