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Rick Perry calls for 'overwhelming force' against Islamic State
Rick Perry calls for 'overwhelming force' against Islamic State

Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for "overwhelming force" to be deployed in response to the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group, which he warned could soon launch an attack on U.S. soil. Perry argued that the jihadist movement had had a "triumphant summer" and was poised to expand its reach in the region beyond Syria and Iraq if the United States failed to act. President Obama, he said, should expand the current air campaign to eliminate a threat that he said is already stronger than Al Qaeda. "We have come to one of those moments where American action will be decisive and inaction will be consequential," the Republican warned. Perry spoke...

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