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August 27, 2014 12:00 PM

Trudy Rubin: Sooner than later, the U.S. will have to confront Islamic State fighters

Since the gruesome slaughter of James Foley, U.S. officials are debating whether the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria can be contained or must be rolled back in the near term. President Barack Obama appears wedded to a strategy of containment, so far.

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