Rice speaks at Academy, outlines US strategy against ISIL

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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS) -- Susan E. Rice, the national security advisor, spoke at the 2016 Ira C. Eaker lecture at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 14, 2016. In her speech, Rice outlined the United States’ whole-of-government strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

According to Rice, the counter-ISIL strategy has four facets. It calls for the coalition attacking ISIL’s core in Syria and Iraq, targeting ISIL’s branches, and working to disrupt ISIL’s global network. The U.S. is also working around the clock to protect the homeland.

“It is a complex effort,” the national security advisor said. “It will not be accomplished fully in just a few weeks or months, or even a few years. But day by day, mile by mile, strike by strike, we are making substantial progress. And … we’re going to keep up the momentum.”