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The U.S. Explores Options Against the Islamic State

Aug 23, 2014 | 11:01 GMT
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey hold a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington on Aug. 21, 2014.
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Washington could pursue any number of options in suppressing Sunni militants, but the more effective routes all involve risky moves in Syria....

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