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US must do more to counter IS propaganda: top general

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, pictured December 1, 2015, said people in the West tend to overlook the power of IS on social mediaAmerica is coming up far short in its efforts to counter Islamic State propaganda, and the jihadists’ messages often resonate with younger people, the US military’s top general warned Monday. “I think we probably do get a C-minus or D in terms of doing it right now,” General Joe Dunford told a national security forum in Washington. Dunford, whose official title is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said people in the West tend to overlook the power of IS on social media — even as the jihadists’ propaganda captures the imagination of some.

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