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nnnnn u. s. strategy against islamic state thrown further into doubt as fighters seized control of syria's historic city of palo myra days after isis to ramadi in iraq the fall of paul myrick giving islamic state control over more than half the syria the successes piling pressure on president obama to shift course critics saying months of u. s. led airstrikes have failed to degrade and destroy islamic state as obama vowed i suspect that there are some who support , changing the strategy in sending out you can , u. s. military personnel , to go take care of this problem , uh the president however does not support that strategy not spit tell nick is covering the story for reuters this campaign is not going nearly as well as the administration had hoped for and even i had and even predicted , so therefore for the moment there isn't a need to regroup and to decide what they will do going forward trying to step up iraqi firepower united states delivering one thousand anti tank weapons to combat the kind of suicide bombings that helped isis take ramadi desert attack weapons that could be used against armored vehicles of all of all kinds to contend with out the suicide bomber vehicles that the , of ramadi suny militant group is trying to carve out an islamic caliphate in the region the assault on palm iraq is part of a western advanced by islamic state adding pressure on president bashar al assad's already overstretched army