Somebody Tell Kerry: White House Says We're at War with ISIS
What with the airstrikes and all
The United States is at war with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL), the White House and Pentagon said Friday, a day after Secretary of State John Kerry repeatedly declined to use that phrase.
"In the same way that we are at war with Al Qaeda and its affiliates around the globe, we are at war with ISIL," White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at the White House.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby echoed that sentiment, telling reporters that while the effort was "not the Iraq war," they should "make no mistake, we know we are at war with ISIL."