The Institute for the Study of War released a statement on O'Bagy's termination:
The Institute for the Study of War has learned and confirmed that, contrary to her representations, Ms. Elizabeth O'Bagy does not in fact have a Ph.D. degree from Georgetown University. ISW has accordingly terminated Ms. O'Bagy's employment, effective immediately.
The statement was posted on O'Bagy's bio page. She was involved inthe Syria Project.