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Jeb Bush's speech laying out his foreign policy on Wednesday provided a lot of tough talk on how to keep the country safe but ultimately didn't differ in many places from the Obama administration's current plan, experts said.

Bush said Wednesday he would deploy U.S. combat troops to Syria, allow special operators to target terrorist networks and rely largely on local ground forces to defeat the Islamic State.

"While air power is essential, it alone cannot bring the results we seek. The United States — in conjunction with our NATO allies and more Arab partners — will need to increase our presence on the ground," Bush said in the speech at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. "But the bulk of these ground troops will need to come from local forces that we have built workable relationships with."

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