The Biden administration doesn't believe Israel's current strategy against the Hamas militant group will lead to "total victory" in the Gaza Strip, US Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell said on Monday.

Politico cites Campbell's speech at the NATO Youth Summit in Miami: "Israeli leaders talked about mostly the idea of some sort of sweeping victory on the battlefield, total victory. I don't think we believe that that is likely or possible."

Politico says that the quote is the most blunt articulation from a Biden administration official that Israel may not be able to achieve the complete victory over Hamas in Gaza.