Obama to address nation on ‘game plan’ in fight against ISIS

Posted: September 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

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(CNN) — U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver a speech Wednesday to explain to the nation “what our game plan is going forward” in the fight against ISIS.

In an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Obama expressed confidence that the United States, with help from regional partners, will be able to wipe out the terror organization.

The United States will not put its own troops on the ground, he said, but will orchestrate airstrikes in support of Iraqi and Kurdish troops.

“This is something that we know how to do. We’ve been dealing with terrorist threats for quite some time,” Obama said, pointing to the weakening of al Qaeda and last week’s killing of Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane in Somalia.

Step one, Obama said, was to put “eyes on the problem,” assessing the situation and shifting intelligence and reconnaissance resources accordingly. The second…

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