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August 11, 2014 7:34 PM

Pentagon says U.S. airstrikes won’t break Islamic State’s ability to wage war

The United States’ senior military officer in charge of operations said Monday that U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have not affected the overall military effectiveness of the Islamic State and aren’t likely to, as long as protecting American lives and rescuing a trapped minority sect are the primary U.S. missions there.

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