Kerry: US trying to speed up efforts to defeat Islamic State

Standing without shoes as a sign of respect in the mosque, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan speak to the media after touring the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. wants to destroy the Islamic State “rapidly” and is accelerating military, counterterrorism and diplomatic efforts to defeat the extremists.

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