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July 23, 2014 4:25 PM

Officials: U.S. knew 3 days before Mosul fell that Islamic State was moving forces

The Obama administration knew an attack was in the works three days in advance of the Islamic State’s offensive in northern Iraq, but U.S. efforts to mount a response were hampered by the Iraqi government’s insistence that it could handle the threat, two top U.S. architects of Iraq policy said Wednesday.

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