Hagel says U.S. will not relent in pursuit of militants

August 22, 2014 1:25 AM

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Hagel says U.S. will not relent in pursuit of militants

WASHINGTON — The threat posed by the militant Islamic State group is "beyond anything we've seen," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday, because the group is "sophisticated and well funded."

The United States "will not relent our efforts to bring our citizens home and their captors to justice," Hagel said about the failed mission aimed at rescuing American hostages held by the group last month.

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