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Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., said Saturday that the administration must develop a strategy to defeat the Islamic State, which has demonstrated in a string of violence over the past week its ability to conduct deadly attacks outside of the Middle East.

McSally, a former fighter pilot who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said other countries are stepping up their missions against the Islamic State after last week's attacks in Paris and the revelation that a bomb brought down a Russian airliner earlier this year.

"France and Russia have shown resolve in response, but the world is waiting for America's resolve and leadership — and a comprehensive strategy to win," McSally in this week's Republican address.

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