President Obama is set to address the nation Wednesday night to lay out his plan for a multiple-phase attack against the Islamic State, which is now trying to seize a key dam on the Euphrates River with the aim of flooding Baghdad to throw the Iraqi government into chaos.
On Monday, the New York Times reported that the campaign against IS will include the continuation of airstrikes in Iraq, intensified training for the Iraq military and going after the Sunni jihadists militants inside Syria. Obama has said repeatedly that the U.S. will not send ground combat troops.
How long will these actions take to wipe out the militants? The guess is three years.
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