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US Defense Chief Visits Iraq to Assess IS Fight

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter made an unannounced visit Wednesday to Iraq as part of a trip to seek more help in the battle against Islamic State militants. Carter was expected to meet with Iraq leaders as well as his commanders to get their assessment of the campaign and what else could be done. The U.S. has been supporting Iraqi forces with airstrikes since August of last year, but has so far ruled out sending ground troops.  Islamic State fighters still control large areas...

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