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US Ramps Up IS Strikes, Concedes Challenges

The United States says it is stepping up airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq, as top U.S. military leaders acknowledged to lawmakers Tuesday that the U.S. is struggling to combat the insurgent group. "No one is satisfied with our progress to date," Marine General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a hearing on the American military strategy in the Middle East. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the Senate Armed Services...

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