Obama admits 'challenge' of stopping Islamic State

US President Barack Obama gestures during a press conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, DC on December 18, 2015President Barack Obama admitted that “lone wolf” jihadist attacks present a vexing new security challenge Friday, even as he assured Americans the Islamic State group can be defeated. “It is very difficult for us to detect lone wolf plots,” Obama acknowledged as officials continue to piece together how a couple shot 14 people dead at a party in California. “This is a different kind of challenge than the sort that we had with an organization like Al-Qaeda,” Obama said before leaving for San Bernardino, the site of the shooting, and on to Hawaii for Christmas.

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