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Barack Obama Iraq ISIS Syria

Military options focus on Iraq

28 Aug, 2014

Obama says that while he has asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Martin Dempsey for ‘a range of options’ for confronting ISIS, military plans are currently limited to protecting U.S. personnel in Iraq and do not extend to action in Syria. To reporters:

Our core priority right now is just to make sure our folks are safe