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August 8, 2014 1:51 PM

Obama, citing genocide threat, overcomes war wariness with Iraq strikes

President Barack Obama campaigned on getting America out of Iraq and accelerated the withdrawal of forces. Even as the situation in Iraq deteriorated in recent weeks, he resisted calls to take on the Islamic State directly. That ended today, with the U.S. bombing of an artillery piece being used by militants near Erbil, the Kurdish capital where American diplomats and military personnel are stationed.

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