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    Obama Targets Russia Before Syria Talks

    First it delivered warplanes and tanks, now it’s bringing in the big guns. Russia has teamed up with Iraq, Syria and Iran to share intelligence about ISIS, again surprising the U.S. by expanding its influence in the region. Following a military buildup in Syria earlier in the month, this move is another signal of Putin’s very different plan for tackling the jihadis — Obama blasted Putin’s foreign policy approach in a speech to the U.N. this morning, which could make their negotiations over policy toward Assad this evening even more heated.

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