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White House Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser Susan E. Rice has main­tained an ex­tremely low pub­lic pro­file, rarely ap­pear­ing at press con­fer­ences or on Sun­day talks shows.

This week, how­ever, Ms. Rice took to so­cial me­dia to pro­vide the Amer­i­can pub­lic with Twit­ter-length com­ments on the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil meet­ing Tues­day.

“NSC meet­ing re­viewed sig­nif­i­cant gains against ISIL as we put it on the path [to] de­struc­tion,” she stated. “Also fo­cused on coun­ter­ing its hideous ide­ol­ogy.”

Sev­eral White House spokes­men re­fused to elab­o­rate on how the NSC meet­ing of se­nior ad­vis­ers and Pres­i­dent Obama fo­cused on the is­sue of coun­ter­ing Is­lamic State ide­ol­ogy, an area that crit­ics say is the weak­est area of the U.S. strat­egy, mainly over the pres­i­dent’s re­fusal to use the term “rad­i­cal Is­lam” in coun­ter­ing the ide­ol­ogy.

Con­tact Bill Gertz on Twit­ter via @Bil­lGertz.

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