Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, said Monday that such a line of attack from Mr. Trump might be somewhat of a boon in the GOP primary contest, but that Americans in general might not want to relitigate past battles.
"After 15, 16 months of air attacks by the U.S., it has had minimal impact on ISIS, considering how long those attacks have been going on," said Mr. King, chairman of the House subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence. "ISIS is stronger, I believe, than it was 16 months ago. ... In the last several months, it's become clear they do want to launch an attack on the U.S."