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Obama Ramps Up Strategy in Fight Against Islamic State

President Barack Obama met with his defense chief at the White House on Friday as the White House ramps up its strategy to defeat Islamic State and the group’s attempts to expand beyond Iraq and Syria into Libya.   The president met with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter after directing his security team to “intensify those elements of our strategy that are showing progress,” said spokesman Josh Earnest.  That includes the use of U.S. special expeditionary forces to carry out...

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