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U.S. must be resolute against ISIS, Pompeo says

09/03/2014 12:25 PM

09/03/2014 12:25 PM

“There is only one reason that ISIS is beheading American citizens in the Middle East: because they want to send a message to the United States, a message of violence and Islamic jihad,” Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, said in a statement responding to the murder of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff. “How America responds is important, because it will signal to these terrorists and the world whether we are resolute in our mission to defend our national security and our allies.” President Obama said Wednesday that the United States would “not be intimidated” by acts of “barbarism,” but it is still unclear how the U.S. will respond to the Islamic State, other than to continue airstrikes in Iraq. – Phillip Brownlee

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