President Barack Obama addresses the nation on Sept. 10 from the Cross Hall in the White House. In a major reversal, Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” militants in two volatile Middle East nations, authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq.
President Barack Obama addresses the nation on Sept. 10 from the Cross Hall in the White House. In a major reversal, Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” militants in two volatile Middle East nations, authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq. Saul Loeb The Associated Press
President Barack Obama addresses the nation on Sept. 10 from the Cross Hall in the White House. In a major reversal, Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” militants in two volatile Middle East nations, authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq. Saul Loeb The Associated Press

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