Defense secretary Mattis says US policy against Isis is now 'annihilation'

Defense secretary Mattis says US policy against Isis is now 'annihilation'Secretary of Defense James Mattis, shown Saturday at the military academy West Point, said Sunday that the US planned to “accellerate the campaign against Isis”. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Sunday the US had “accelerated” its tactics against the Islamic State, moving from a policy of “attrition” to one of “annihilation”. The retired Marine Corps general also said “civilian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation”, adding: “We’re not the perfect guys, but we are the good guys.



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