Former Defense Secretary warns: ISIS is back, and Trump can’t ‘pretend it’s not there’


On Tuesday’s edition of CNN’s “OutFront,” former Defense Secretary and CIA head Leon Panetta warned that ISIS is gaining strength in the Middle East again — and that after all of President Donald Trump’s boasts that he had utterly defeated the terrorist organization, now it is time for him to get serious.


“Roughly estimated 15,000 ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria now,” said host Kate Bolduan. “Secretary Pompeo saying the terror group is, in...