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"Mattis has said the policy employed by President Barack Obama’s administration...is sound."

WASINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was set to brief top national security officials at the White House on Monday afternoon on a Pentagon-led plan to “rapidly defeat” the Islamic State group, a Defense Department spokesman said. Earlier on Monday, the Pentagon submitted the plan, a classified preliminary strategy to destroy the terrorist group through military and political actions, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. Mattis will present it – a written document with accompanying graphics – at a meeting of National Security Council principals. But the initial plan will not result in immediate adjustments to the ongoing fights against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Davis said. “I would really emphasize that this is the broad framework of a plan,” he said. The new strategy will focus primarily on boosting the military actions against the Islamic...

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