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ISIS 2 Years Later: From 'JV Team' to International Killers

ISIS 2 Years Later: From 'JV Team' to International KillersIn that time, the group has gone from obscurity, mocked by President Barack Obama as a terrorist “JV team,” to the world’s most brutal terrorist network, not only responsible for thousands of deaths in the Middle East but also linked to hundreds more in dozens of terrorist plots in the West. ISIS currently controls thousands of square miles in Iraq and Syria, though the U.S. military says the group been pushed out of swaths of land, especially in Iraq, since a territorial high point in late summer 2014. In January of that year in a New Yorker profile, Obama made the “JV team” remark.

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