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Posted byon August 20, 2014 at 2:16 PM EDT
The President makes a statement on the killing of journalist James Foley by the terrorist group ISIL.
Posted byon August 18, 2014 at 7:56 PM EDT
This afternoon at the White House, President Obama delivered a statement on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri — two issues he has been following closely each day.
Posted byon August 14, 2014 at 3:04 PM EDT
President Obama updates the nation on two issues that he's been "monitoring closely" -- America's military operations in Iraq, and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.
Posted byon August 11, 2014 at 6:14 PM EDT
The President gives an update on the recent developments in Iraq, highlighting steps that Iraq is taking to form a new, inclusive government.
Posted byon August 11, 2014 at 11:40 AM EDT
The President takes no decision more seriously than the use of military force. So it’s worth taking a few minutes to make sure you understand exactly what is happening in Iraq right now, who is involved, and why we are taking action.
Posted byon August 9, 2014 at 12:51 PM EDT
From the South Lawn of the White House, President Obama makes a statement on the situation in Iraq, detailing the progress of current American operations in the country.
Posted byon August 9, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, the President detailed why he authorized two operations in Iraq—targeted military strikes to protect Americans serving in Iraq and humanitarian airdrops of food and water to help Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain by terrorists.
Posted byon August 7, 2014 at 10:40 PM EDT
In a statement addressing the current crisis in Iraq, President Obama announced that he authorized two operations in the country -- "targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death."
Posted byon August 6, 2014 at 9:50 PM EDT
President Obama and African leaders take part in three action-oriented sessions as part of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.
Posted byon August 6, 2014 at 6:09 PM EDT
Join Ben Rhodes on August 7 at 2 p.m. ET for a Twitter Q&A on the Young African Leaders Initiative and the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.