Obama to Get Briefing on Military Plan against Islamic State

September 17, 2014 9:03 AM

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President Barack Obama is due to get a briefing Wednesday on "operational details" of a military campaign to combat Islamic State militants.

The president will meet with General Lloyd Austin, the head of U.S. Central Command, to discuss the ongoing effort to build an international coalition to meet his stated goal of degrading and destroying the Islamic State group that has taken over parts of Iraq and Syria.

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