RICE ON COUNTERIDEOLOGY
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.
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