Trump promises to work with NATO to defeat Islamic State

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OhioBy Ginger Gibson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump said on Monday he would work closely with NATO allies to defeat Islamic State militants if he wins the White House, reversing an earlier threat that the United States might not meet its obligations to the Western military alliance. In a policy speech, Trump said he would wage a multi-front “military, cyber and financial” war against Islamic State, although it was not clear how that would differ from the Obama administration’s fight with the jihadist group. “We will also work closely with NATO on this new mission,” said Trump, whose remarks about the defense organization earlier this summer drew heavy criticism from allies and even some of his fellow Republicans.

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