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Without ever directly criticizing President Obama, Hillary Clinton began distancing herself from him by calling for a more aggressive plan to combat the Islamic State. She said we must "destroy" the terrorist group, not merely contain it.

The remarks come after a deadly Islamic State attack in Paris.

"We have to target and defeat and time is of the essence," Clinton said on Thursday morning in New York City at the Council of Foreign Relations. "ISIS is demonstrating new reach and capabilities we have to break their momentum and bring it back. Our goal is not to contain ISIS, but to defeat it."

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