President Obama gave a prime time address last night promising a long effort to stop ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria. President Obama said the expanded military campaign would include American air strikes in Syria, and expanded strikes in Iraq. He said the U.S. needs to degrade and destroy ISIS. President Obama saying, "I have made it clear, we'll hunt down terrorists who threaten our country wherever they are. That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria as well as Iraq." 500 more U.S. troops will be sent to Iraq, but no combat troops.
The President who ran on ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has found himself expanding war tools in Iraq. Mike Emanuel has reaction from Capitol Hill. Our White House reporters will have other details of the President's announcements.
Today President Obama is observing the 9/11 attacks with a moment of silence from the White House South Lawn at 8:46am.. when the first plane struck the first tower of the World Trade Center. The President will lay a wreath at the Pentagon at 9:30am and observe a moment of silence at 9:37 and then make remarks. We'll remember those killed on that terrible day. Rick Leventhal is reporting on the observations at The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in the memorial plaza at the World Trade Center site in downtown Manhattan.
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Middle East leaders in Saudi Arabia to discuss the threat from radical terrorists especially ISIS.
House Armed Services Committee Chair Buck McKeon unveiling his own strategy for dealing with ISIS today at a 9am news conference. He'll be our guest in the 11am hour.
Oscar Pistorius has been found not guilty of premeditated murder in the death of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He's been cleared of all murder charges, but he could still be found guilty of manslaughter. We've got Greg Palkot and Paul Tilsley reporting, and our legal panel will weigh in as well.
Russia is conducting war games. It comes as the EU votes to impose tougher sanctions on Russia for its military adventuring in Ukraine.
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