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Newport (United Kingdom) (AFP) — U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday vowed that the extremists from Islamic State would ultimately be defeated and its fighters “hunted down” like Al-Qaeda members.

“It’s not going to happen overnight, but we are steadily moving in the right direction. And we’re going to achieve our goal. We’re going to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL,” Obama said after a NATO summit in Wales.

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Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, January 6, 2021

Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch

"Are you okay?" asked a friend and military spouse in the voicemail she left me on the afternoon the mob of Trump supporters breached the Capitol so violently. At home with a new baby, her Navy reservist husband stationed in Germany, the thoughts running through her head that day would prove remarkably similar to mine. As she said when we spoke, "It's as if the U.S. has become a war zone."

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