Obama going to Pentagon to discuss anti-IS campaign



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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will look for ways to gather more intelligence and strike key Islamic State targets when he visits the Pentagon next week.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he believes the U.S. will be broadening its campaign and building more capabilities to fight IS in the coming weeks.

As part of that effort, Obama will meet top military leaders Monday.

It is the second time Obama has called a meeting of his National Security Council at the Pentagon this year to talk about operations in Iraq and Syria.

Carter spoke at a Pentagon news conference Friday.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama wants his team to be prepared for opportunities to intensify the counter-IS campaign.

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