DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. October 8, 2016, 2:15 PM (IDT)
The US president’s mind is fixed exclusively on the preparations for the Oct. 19 offensive for the liberation of the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS occupation and brooks no distractions from his main objective, such as a plan for US military action to relieve the plight of Aleppo. Obama hopes to complete the Mosul offensive before the end of December and incorporate this victory in his legacy.
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