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A group of Yazidis Kurds, mostly women and children, arrive at a village in Sirnak, Turkey.
A group of Yazidis Kurds, mostly women and children, arrive at a village in Sirnak, Turkey.
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Friday, August 22, 2014

PENTAGON CONSIDERS ANTI-ISIS STRATEGY
After a week that saw an escalation in the horror from ISIS, Pentagon officials are trying to develop a strategy to contain and defeat what the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff described as “an organization that has an apocalyptic end-of-days strategic vision.” According to The New York Times, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey seemed to suggest that the U.S. would have to strike the jihadist organization in northern Syria, where it is engaged in fights against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

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