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Washington Targets IS in Mideast Military, Diplomatic Talks

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter compared the Islamic State group to cancer on Saturday, saying the insurgent group must be destroyed in Iraq and Syria because that is “where the whole thing arose.” He spoke during a visit to the United Arab Emirates, part of an effort to get Gulf nations to help Iraq as it fights the Islamic State. He said it would be vital to have a capable local force in place once IS was defeated to be sure someone “keeps them defeated.” Carter toured Al-Dhafra...

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