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The White House said Thursday that its fundamental approach to fighing the Islamic State wouldn't change, even as President Obama and his advisers continue to recalibrate its approach to leading the anti-Islamic State coalition.

"I do not envision a scenario anytime soon where that basic strategy is going to change," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

That strategy will rely mostly on an air campaign, augmented by deploying Special Forces when merited and aiding moderate forces within Syria.

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