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No 'quick fixes' in battle with Islamic State, Obama says
No 'quick fixes' in battle with Islamic State, Obama says

Amid growing signs of the limits of the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, President Obama appealed for the public's patience Tuesday as he met with more than 20 defense chiefs of nations he enlisted in the struggling campaign. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Obama acknowledged the prospects of "periods of setback" and indirectly addressed critics who point to continued territorial gains of Islamic State forces as signs that the U.S.-assembled coalition is losing the battle against the surging extremists. "This is going to be a long-term campaign. There are not quick fixes involved," Obama said. "We're...

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