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Pentagon Chief Spells Out Strategy for Taking Back IS 'Power Centers'

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday spelled out the U.S. strategy for retaking the Iraqi city of Mosul and Raqqa in Syria — cities he called Islamic State's two power centers. Carter spoke to troops from the 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, who will soon be deployed to Iraq to help train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in defeating the militants. "ISIL [Islamic State] is a cancer that's threatening to spread," Carter told them. "And like...

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