Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley cautioned Thursday that although there is progress in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. is not winning yet.
"There is progress. But progress is not yet winning. No one should think this is over. It is not. There's a lot of work to be done," he said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
"The caliphate has to be destroyed. ISIS has to be destroyed. And they've also chosen to displace some of their forces in Libya and elsewhere, and they've counterattacked into Europe. This is a tough fight, and it's by no means over yet, and no one should be dancing in the end zone yet. There's a long way to go here," he continued.
Still, Milley said "things are moving in the right direction" -- a change from when he visited Iraq last September.
"The enemy had strategic momentum," he said.
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