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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry surveys Baghdad, Iraq from a helicopter on Sept. 10, 2014. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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In its latest efforts, the terror group Islamic State is using social media to recruit jihadis to its self-styled paradise on earth, hoping to lure trained professionals like doctors and builders to improve the stateless group's infrastructure in Iraq and Syria. (Associated Press)

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National Edition News cover for June 1, 2015 - U.S. bombers hold their fire for lack of good Iraq targets: In this photo taken Tuesday, March 10, 2015, a U.S F-18 fighter refuels at the back of a KC-135 refueling aircraft over Iraq, Tuesday March 10, 2015. Since the bombing campaign began, American warplanes have handled 80 percent of the 2,780 airstrikes carried out as of Tuesday in Iraq and Syria, according to the most recent figures provided by the U.S. military. (AP Photo/Razan Alzayani)

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While U.S. forces have conducted over 7,000 sorties over Iraq and Syria in 2015, only 25 percent had at least one "weapons release" upon Islamic State ground positions. (Associated Press)

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A former attorney general of Delaware, Beau Biden was an Iraq war veteran and a likely candidate to run for governor of his home state. (Associated Press)

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In this undated file photo released by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, while riding in Raqqa city in Syria. (Militant website via AP, file)

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This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), now called the Islamic State group, marching in Raqqa, Syria. **FILE**

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I told you I'd end the war in Iraq and I ended it ... (Illustration by Gary Varvel for Creators Syndicate)

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Mourners chant slogans against the Islamic State militant group as they carry the flag-draped coffins of three members of Peace Brigades, a Shiite militia group loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr who were killed in Ramadi during fighting with Islamic State militants, according to their families, during funeral procession in Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/ Jaber al-Helo)

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Iraq's Shiite paramilitaries claimed to have taken charge of driving the Islamic State out from the western province of Anbar. However, Pentagon officials decry what they see as an unfocused White House plan to rout the terror group. (Reuters)

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Islamic State group members hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, while riding in Raqqa city in Syria. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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In this undated photo released by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, while riding in Raqqa city in Syria. The Islamic State group is notorious for the atrocities it committed as it overran much of Syria and neighboring Iraq. But to its supporters, it is engaged in an ambitious project: building a new nation ruled by what radicals see as "God's law," made up of Muslims from around the world whose old nationalities have been erased to unite in the "caliphate." (Militant website via AP)

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A woman who fled Ramadi holds a child in a camp in the town of Amiriyat al-Fallujah, Iraq, on Friday. (Associated Press)

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Section 60, where many of the soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Local residents and Sunni tribal fighters welcome newly arriving Iraqi Shiite Hezbollah Brigade militiamen, brandishing their flag, who are joining the fight against Islamic State group militants in Khalidiya, 100 kilometers (60 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)

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In this April 23, 2015, file photo, Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters regain control of the northern neighborhoods, after overnight heavy clashes with Islamic State group militants, in Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Displaced civilians from Ramadi and surrounding areas stand in a camp in the town of Amiriyat al-Fallujah, west of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, May 22, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Arriving from Baghdad, federal police forces create a barricade to protect the Habaniyah military base near Ramadi, Iraq. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Civilians flee their hometown of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad, Monday, May 18, 2015. Islamic State militants searched door-to-door for policemen and pro-government fighters and threw bodies in the Euphrates River in a bloody purge Monday after capturing the strategic city of Ramadi, their biggest victory since overrunning much of northern and western Iraq last year. (AP Photo)

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Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said candidates should answer the question about whether, knowing what they know now, they would support the invasion of Iraq, which led to more than 4,000 American troops killed and ongoing turmoil in the region. (Associated Press)