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What are Obama'a options amid ISIL's expansion in Iraq, Syria?

Aug 22, 2014    

Washington At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants is their haven in Syria.The president may continue helping Iraqi forces try to reverse the group's land grabs in northern Iraq by providing more arms and American military advisers and by using US warplanes to support Iraqi ground operations.But what if the militants pull back, even partially, into Syria and regroup, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday predicted they would, followed by a renewed offensive?"In a sense, you're just sort of back to where you we...

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