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Iraq Fights To Take Back Anbar Province

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Iraqi anti-terrorism forces patrol in central Ramadi, Iraq, on April 18. A month later, the city fell to the self-declared Iraqi State. Ayman Oghanna, a journalist who was embedded with Iraqi Special Forces in the city, says the Special Forces are capable precision fighters — but are being asked to fill the role of an entire military. AP hide caption

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Thousands Who Run, Few Who Fight: A Journalist On Ramadi's Fall

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Foreign Policy Experts Weigh In On U.S. Strategy Against The Islamic State

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Iraqi Forces Prepare To Reclaim Ramadi From Islamic State

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After Fall Of Ramadi, Iraqi Troops Hope For More U.S. Support

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Obama Administration Forced To Defend Strategy Against ISIS In Iraq

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Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in 2014. "There's no certainty about any of this," he says of the situation in Iraq. Mark Zaleski/AP hide caption

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Robert Gates: Obama Should Step Up Military Assistance To Iraq

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Week In Politics: U.S. Policy On Islamic State, 2016 Presidential Race

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Obama Faces Criticism For Light Footprint Strategy Against Islamic State

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State Department Envoy Defends Administration's Efforts Against ISIS

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U.S. Engagment Against ISIS Can't Be Timid, Retired Marine General Says

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Fall Of Ramadi Highlights 'Fundamental Failure' Of U.S. Strategy In Iraq

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Ramadi's Fall To ISIS Revives Questions About U.S. Strategy

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A car is engulfed by flames during clashes in Ramadi on Saturday. Islamic State militants drove Iraqi security forces out of the city, which is just 70 miles west of Baghdad. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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After A Big Victory For ISIS, Iraqi Forces Look To Regroup

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