Seems the Islamic State is ramping up the propaganda after the thwarted attack on a comic contest in Garland, Texas left two wannabe Jihadists dead.
So what if ISIS claims to have "71 trained soldiers in 15 states"?
I think ISIS wants us to think it's more sophisticated than it is. One best not try to assess ISIS by how deep or wide its organisation is. Think of it more along the lines of a broad umbrella with freelancers willing to do the dirty work - with or without direction from the top.