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This is the Pentagon’s new strategy to defeat ISIS

This is the Pentagon’s new strategy to defeat ISIS

The U.S. military headquarters here is outfitted with maps showing a “forward line of troops” — a FLOT, in military-speak — that divides northern Iraq’s Kurdish region from territory held by the Islamic State group. The line is precisely drawn, following the contours of specific roads and berms. A mere 40 miles west, the terrain is pocked with trenches, fighting positions, razor wire…

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