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More strikes hit Iraq as Obama plans speech on battling Islamic State
More strikes hit Iraq as Obama plans speech on battling Islamic State

President Obama plans to address the nation Wednesday to outline a broader offensive against Sunni Muslim militants in the Middle East, a move welcomed by a number of key congressional leaders who have come to view the extremist group Islamic State as an increasingly menacing threat to the United States. Foreshadowing his remarks in an interview aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Obama said that it was time for the U.S. to “start going on some offense” to beat back Islamic State fighters. “I’m preparing the country to make sure that we deal with a threat,” Obama told NBC. Meanwhile, the U.S. military made clear the expanding scope of...

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