Obama says does not yet have military strategy for Islamic State

U.S. President Obama addresses reporters ahead of national security council meeting at the White House in WashingtonBy Steve Holland and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States has not yet developed a strategy for confronting Islamic State in Syria, an acknowledgement that a decision had not been made on whether to launch air strikes against the militant group. Obama’s comment during a White House news conference before a meeting of national security advisers about how to proceed against Islamic State drew criticism from Republicans and a clarification from White House spokesman Josh Earnest.

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