U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 after attending the 22nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In a direct challenge to China, Kerry called Thursday for all claimants to disputed territories in the South China to Sea immediately halt provocative activities that have ratcheted up tensions in some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP)

Kerry: US Will ‘Neutralize’ ISIS Quicker Than It Did Al-Qaeda

The statement raises the rather surprising suggestion that al-Qaeda, still active around the world, is “neutralized” in the administration’s view.

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