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Friday, August 8, 2014

Obama's Iraq aim: contain, not destroy, extremists

Sailors guide an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on Friday in the Arabian Gulf, in a photograph provided by the U.S. Navy. The Pentagon has confirmed that two US Navy F18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on Islamic State artillery positions near Irbil, Iraq.