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News Analysis U.S. strategy seeks to avoid fulfilling a ground war prophecy of ISIS

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    This file image posted Nov. 1, by supporters of the Islamic State militant group on an anonymous photo sharing website, shows an Islamic State fighter firing his weapon during a battle against Syrian government troops in the village of Mahin, central Homs province, Syria.

As the debate on how best to contain the Islamic State continues to rage in Western capitals, the militants themselves have made one point patently clear: They want the United States and its allies to be dragged into a ground war. Read more

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