The Hill: Pentagon: Fall of Ramadi a 'failure'
The Pentagon on Tuesday called the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) a "failure."
"It was a failure of a lot of things, leadership being one of them, tactics being one of them," said Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren.
He added, however, "it's important to note that war is a fluid thing, there's victories, but the enemy does get a vote and in this case, the enemy was able to gain the upper hand," he said.
He said all small pockets of remaining Iraqi forces had left the city early Tuesday.
Administration officials had tried a day before to play down the fall of Ramadi, capital of Anbar Province, what is considered the Sunni heartland of Iraq.
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