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Obama says U.S. will destroy Islamic State in Iraq, Syria
Obama says U.S. will destroy Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

President Obama declared Wednesday that he would go on the offense and pursue Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, outlining a detailed, long-term strategy to counter the militants who have captured large swaths of the region and pulled the U.S. into a fresh conflict in the Middle East. Nearly six years after he was elected on a promise to end America's years-long wars, Obama used a rare prime-time address to describe a military campaign broader than any other he has launched. Obama said the U.S. would use air power to target the Sunni Muslim extremists "wherever they exist," expanding the aerial assault he launched in Iraq a month ago. He ordered an additional...

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