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    Obama administration officials detail obstacles to Islamic State campaign

    The Obama administration on Thursday offered a very mixed assessment of progress in the U.S.-led campaign to degrade and defeat the Islamic State, with no serious ground offensive against the militant group likely for at least a year and little...

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:08 PM

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    U.S. arms crate bound for Kobani defenders may have fallen into Islamic State hands

    At least one of the pallets of weapons the United States dropped Sunday to defenders of the Kurdish town of Kobani may have fallen into the hands of Islamic State forces, Defense Department officials conceded Tuesday.

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 6:53 PM

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    War on Islamic State will be long and difficult, top defense officials tell Senate

    In their first public briefing since President Barack Obama laid out his new strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the nation’s two top defense officials on Tuesday provided few details of their plans and no guarantee...

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 6:48 PM

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    U.S. hits Islamic State south of Baghdad in first strike under new Obama orders

    The United States bombed an Islamic State position southwest of Baghdad on Monday in what the U.S. Central Command said was the first airstrike undertaken under expanded rules of engagement President Barack Obama outlined in a speech last week.

    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 9:45 PM

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    Obama hasn’t given specific order to strike in Syria, officials say

    President Barack Obama has not yet authorized the U.S. Central Command to conduct offensive combat operations in Syria, two senior defense officials told McClatchy on Thursday, underscoring the uncertainty that U.S. officials still have over ho...

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:20 PM

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    Obama weighs risks of attacking jihadists in Syria

    Amid growing pressure to act, President Barack Obama on Tuesday cautioned that defeating the Islamic State would take time, even as some Pentagon officials expressed frustration with what they decried as White House foot-dragging on striking th...

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8:29 PM

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    U.S. says airstrikes on Syria are not imminent

    The Syrian government on Monday warned the United States against launching unilateral attacks against the Islamic State extremist group on its territory, but Washington said it wouldn’t seek the Assad regime’s permission to defend A...

    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:41 PM

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    Obama’s approach in confronting Islamic State overlooks Syria

    Despite two weeks of U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, the Islamic State retains its bloody grip on roughly half of the country and is rolling up new conquests in Syria, piling pressure on President Barack Obama to develop a comprehensive, cros...

    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 4:27 PM

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    Obama vows justice for killers of U.S. journalist; rescue mission failed

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed justice for the Islamist killers of American journalist James Foley, as officials revealed that U.S. forces had launched a secret raid inside Syria last month to rescue him and other captives only to fi...

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:35 PM

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    U.S. troops entered Syria in failed attempt to free Foley, others

    Several dozen U.S. special forces troops flew into Syria last month in a bid to rescue several Americans held by the Islamic State, including journalist James Foley, but they pulled out after discovering that the captives had been moved, senior...

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:32 PM

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