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Obama: Iraqi Commitments Needed for ‘Complete’ ISIS Strategy

By JM Rieger and Steven T. Dennis

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President Barack Obama at the G-7 summit on Monday said he needs the Pentagon and the Iraqis to form a strategy to ramp up training of Iraqi troops to take on ISIS after the terror group’s recent gains. “We’re reviewing a range of plans for how we might do that,” Obama said. “When a finalized plan is presented to me by the Pentagon, then I will share it with the American people. … We don’t yet have a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part of the Iraqis as well.” The remark comes nearly a year after the president said he didn’t yet have a strategy to defeat ISIS, also known as the Islamic State or ISIL, and weeks after the White House denied Obama was considering changing his strategy. Read more.

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