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Sen. Barbara Boxer on the US response to Islamic militants




U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) looks on during a hearing on sexual assaults in the miitary March 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. Boxer weighs in on the U.S. response to Islamic militant group ISIS.
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) looks on during a hearing on sexual assaults in the miitary March 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. Boxer weighs in on the U.S. response to Islamic militant group ISIS.
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President Obama is set to deliver a speech Wednesday night, outlining his plan to respond to the threat of Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, a group calling itself the Islamic State. 

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The plan is unlikely to include U.S. combat boots on the ground, said U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Instead, that should come from local players.

"If you look in Iraq, you see the Kurds, you see the Iraqis now getting their act together now that they have got a new government," said Senator Boxer. "These are the people who have the most at stake in the region."