Tonight President Barack Obama will lay out his strategy to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State
The U.S. military is already conducting airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Iraq. Now, Obama is reportedly ready to authorize airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Syria, expanding the operation against the radicals into new territory.
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In the planned speech, scheduled for 9 p.m. ET, Obama will try to present a vigorous strategy only days after he told reporters he didn’t have one. But don’t expect boots on the ground just yet Read more…