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Newsmotion - Foreign Policy http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/28/all en America's eyes opening to ophthalmologist as unlikely potential president http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/americas-eyes-opening-ophthalmologist-unlikely-potential-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> America&#039;s eyes opening to ophthalmologist as unlikely potential president </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 08/23/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rand Paul is emerging as a leading Republican candidate for the White House, despite his views on policing and foreign affairs, says Matt Lewis<img width='1' height='1' src='http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/3dc8da9b/sc/1/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/3dc8da9b/sc/1/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cnews0Cworldnews0Crepublicans0C110A528970CAmericas0Eeyes0Eopening0Eto0Eophthalmologist0Eas0Eunlikely0Epotential0Epresident0Bhtml/story01.htm" target="_blank">http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/3dc8da9b/sc/1/l/0L0Stelegrap...</a> </div> </div> </div> Foreign Policy nomination opthalmologist Police President primary Rand Paul republican Telegraph Staff Unofficial White House Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:06:38 +0000 feed 322238 at http://newsmotion.org America's eyes opening to opthalmologist as unlikely potential president http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/americas-eyes-opening-opthalmologist-unlikely-potential-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> America&#039;s eyes opening to opthalmologist as unlikely potential president </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 08/23/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rand Paul is emerging as a leading Republican candidate for the White House, despite his views on policing and foreign affaris<img width='1' height='1' src='http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/3dc8d7b0/sc/1/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/204366551262/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3dc8d7b0/sc/1/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/204366551262/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3dc8d7b0/sc/1/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/204366551262/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3dc8d7b0/sc/1/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/204366551262/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3dc8d7b0/sc/1/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/204366551262/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3dc8d7b0/sc/1/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/204366551262/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3dc8d7b0/sc/1/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/204366551262/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3dc8d7b0/sc/1/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/204366551262/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3dc8d7b0/sc/1/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/204366551262/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3dc8d7b0/sc/1/a2t.img" border="0"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/3dc8d7b0/sc/1/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cnews0Cworldnews0Crepublicans0C110A528970CAmericas0Eeyes0Eopening0Eto0Eopthalmologist0Eas0Eunlikely0Epotential0Epresident0Bhtml/story01.htm" target="_blank">http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/3dc8d7b0/sc/1/l/0L0Stelegrap...</a> </div> </div> </div> Foreign Policy nomination opthalmologist Police President primary Rand Paul republican Telegraph Staff Unofficial White House Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:06:38 +0000 feed 322239 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama: James Foley's Life "Stands in Stark Contrast to His Killers" http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-james-foleys-life-stands-stark-contrast-his-killers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama: James Foley&#039;s Life &quot;Stands in Stark Contrast to His Killers&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 08/20/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPl5qu_eAaQ">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>This afternoon, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/20/statement-president">the President made a statement</a> on the killing of journalist James Foley by the terrorist group ISIL. He was 40 years old.</p> <p>&quot;The entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley,&quot; President Obama said. &quot;Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away.&quot;</p> <p>Foley was taken hostage in Syria almost two years ago while reporting on the conflict there. The President made clear in today&#39;s statement that Foley&#39;s life &quot;stands in stark contrast to his killers&quot;:</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/20/president-obama-james-foleys-life-stands-stark-contrast-his-killers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/20/president-obama-james-foleys-life-stands-stark-contrast-his-killers" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/20/president-obama-james-foleys-life-stan...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Amanda Lucidon Barack Obama David Hudson Edgartown Foreign Policy James Foley Jim Foley Massachusetts Middle East Middle East And North Africa Official Syria Syria The President United States White House Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:16:47 +0000 feed 321372 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Provides an Update on the Latest in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-provides-update-latest-iraq-and-ferguson-missouri <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Provides an Update on the Latest in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 08/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RdIZ-IKR-Q">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>This afternoon at the White House, President Obama delivered a statement on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri &mdash; two issues he has been following closely each day.</p> <p>First, the President relayed to the nation that the American operation in Iraq has effectively protected our personnel by stopping the terrorist group ISIL from advancing on the city of Erbil, and by helping Iraqi forces to recapture the largest dam in Iraq:</p> <blockquote><p>The Mosul Dam fell under terrorist control earlier this month and is directly tied to our objective of protecting Americans in Iraq. If that dam was breached, it could have proven catastrophic, with floods that would have threatened the lives of thousands of civilians and endangered our embassy compound in Baghdad. Iraqi and Kurdish forces took the lead on the ground and performed with courage and determination. So this operation demonstrates that Iraqi and Kurdish forces are capable of working together in taking the fight to ISIL. If they continue to do so, they will have the strong support of the United States of America.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/18/president-obama-provides-update-latest-iraq-and-ferguson-missouri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/18/president-obama-provides-update-latest-iraq-and-ferguson-missouri" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/18/president-obama-provides-update-latest...</a> </div> </div> </div> Abadi Australia Baghdad Baghdad Barack Obama Canada Chuck Kennedy Civil Rights Erbil Eric H. Holder Jr. Eric Holder Ferguson Foreign Policy France Haider al-Abadi Iraq Iraq Italy Michael Brown Missouri Missouri Mosul Mosul northern Iraq Official Ronald Davis Tanya Somanader Tanya Somanader The President United Kingdom United States United States White House Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:56:06 +0000 feed 320403 at http://newsmotion.org American Way: As Obama's controlled burn of the Middle East runs out of control, Hillary Clinton makes her pitch for 'smart power' http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/american-way-obamas-controlled-burn-middle-east-runs-out-control-hillary-clinton-makes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> American Way: As Obama&#039;s controlled burn of the Middle East runs out of control, Hillary Clinton makes her pitch for &#039;smart power&#039; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 08/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Whatever their personal differences, this week has exposed the fundamental differences in Obama and Clinton world views<img width='1' height='1' src='http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/3d8fceda/sc/1/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/204366415350/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3d8fceda/sc/1/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/204366415350/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3d8fceda/sc/1/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/204366415350/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3d8fceda/sc/1/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/204366415350/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3d8fceda/sc/1/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/204366415350/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3d8fceda/sc/1/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/204366415350/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3d8fceda/sc/1/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/204366415350/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3d8fceda/sc/1/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/204366415350/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3d8fceda/sc/1/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/204366415350/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3d8fceda/sc/1/a2t.img" border="0"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/3d8fceda/sc/1/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cnews0Cworldnews0Cus0Epolitics0C110A38590A0CAmerican0EWay0EAs0EObamas0Econtrolled0Eburn0Eof0Ethe0EMiddle0EEast0Eruns0Eout0Eof0Econtrol0EHillary0EClinton0Emakes0Eher0Epitch0Efor0Esmart0Epower0Bhtml/story01.htm" target="_blank">http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/3d8fceda/sc/1/l/0L0Stelegrap...</a> </div> </div> </div> Clinton Foreign Policy Middle East Obama Peter Foster Unofficial Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:14:04 +0000 feed 319545 at http://newsmotion.org The President Gives an Update on Iraq and the Situation in Ferguson, Missouri http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-gives-update-iraq-and-situation-ferguson-missouri <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The President Gives an Update on Iraq and the Situation in Ferguson, Missouri </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 08/14/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/p081414ps-02682.jpg?itok=kKww8iPa" alt="President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situations in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri, from Edgartown, Massachusetts" title="President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situations in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri, from Edgartown, Massachusetts" width="430" height="292" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situations in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri, from Edgartown, Massachusetts, August 14, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p>This afternoon, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/14/statement-president">President Obama updated the nation</a> on two issues that he&#39;s been monitoring closely over the past several days -- America&#39;s military operations in Iraq, and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.</p> <p>Speaking first on Iraq, the President noted the progress the U.S. has made in carrying out &quot;targeted military operations&quot; in the country:</p> <blockquote><p class="p1">Last week, I authorized two limited missions:&nbsp; protecting our people and facilities inside of Iraq, and a humanitarian operation to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians stranded on a mountain.</p> <p class="p1">A week ago, we assessed that many thousands of Yezidi men, women and children had abandoned their possessions to take refuge on Mount Sinjar in a desperate attempt to avoid slaughter.&nbsp; We also knew that ISIL terrorists were killing and enslaving Yezidi civilians in their custody, and laying siege to the mountain. Without food or water, they faced a terrible choice -- starve on the mountain, or be slaughtered on the ground.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s when America came to help.</p> </blockquote><p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/14/president-gives-update-iraq-and-situation-ferguson-missouri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/14/president-gives-update-iraq-and-situation-ferguson-missouri" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/14/president-gives-update-iraq-and-situat...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama David Hudson Edgartown Eric Holder Ferguson Foreign Policy Iraq Iraq Jay Nixon Massachusetts Massachusetts Michael Brown Middle East And North Africa Missouri Missouri northern Iraq Official Pete Souza The President United Kingdom United States Vineyard White House Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:04:15 +0000 feed 319063 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Discusses the Latest Developments in Iraq http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-discusses-latest-developments-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Discusses the Latest Developments in Iraq </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 08/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsc2TJJGVrI">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>This afternoon, President Obama <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/11/statement-president-iraq">gave an update</a> on the most recent developments in Iraq.</p> <p>First, the President noted that U.S. forces have &quot;successfully conducted targeted airstrikes to prevent terrorist forces from advancing on the city of Erbil, and to protect American civilians there.&quot; He also addressed our ongoing humanitarian efforts to help those who are stranded on Mount Sinjar, adding that we&#39;ve deployed a USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team to help.</p> <p class="p1">&quot;Some have begun to escape their perch on that mountain,&quot; he said, &quot;and we&rsquo;re working with international partners to develop options to bring them to safety.&quot;</p> <p class="p1">The President reiterated that &quot;the only lasting solution is for Iraqis to come together and form an inclusive government,&quot; and highlighted important steps Iraq is taking in that effort:</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/11/president-obama-discusses-latest-developments-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/11/president-obama-discusses-latest-developments-iraq" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/11/president-obama-discusses-latest-devel...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Chilmark David Hudson Erbil Foreign Policy Haider al-Abadi Iraq Iraq Massachusetts Middle East And North Africa Obama Makes Official Pete Souza The President United States White House Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:14:57 +0000 feed 318027 at http://newsmotion.org Airstrikes in Iraq: What You Need to Know http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/airstrikes-iraq-what-you-need-know <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Airstrikes in Iraq: What You Need to Know </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 08/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>President Obama <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/09/weekly-address-american-operations-iraq">has authorized</a> the U.S. military to execute targeted airstrikes in Iraq.</p> <p>The President takes no decision more seriously than the use of military force. So it&#39;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. Here are a few answers to some key questions Americans may be asking:</p> <p>1. What exactly did the President do?</p> <p>On August 7, 2014, President Obama authorized two operations in the northern region of Iraq. First, he authorized the military to use limited airstrikes to protect American diplomatic and military personnel serving in the city of Erbil. Second, the United States is delivering humanitarian aid to thousands of Yezidis, Iraqi civilians, who have been forced to flee their homes and are now stranded on a mountainside &mdash; facing near-certain death without our assistance.</p> <p>2.&nbsp;Why are airstrikes needed now?</p> <p>Terrorist forces known as ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) have been advancing across Iraq. ISIL had moved toward the city of Erbil, where many American diplomats and military advisors are currently serving. By August 7, ISIL forces had taken positions only minutes from Erbil.</p> <p>In order to stop ISIL&rsquo;s advance from threatening our people and facilities, the President ordered targeted airstrikes against ISIL terrorist convoys should they move toward Erbil.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/11/airstrikes-iraq-what-you-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/11/airstrikes-iraq-what-you-need-know" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/11/airstrikes-iraq-what-you-need-know</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Ben Rhodes Erbil Foreign Policy France Iraq Iraq Levant Middle East northern Iraq Official The President United States United States White House Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:40:14 +0000 feed 318029 at http://newsmotion.org The President Gives an Update on the Situation in Iraq http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-gives-update-situation-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The President Gives an Update on the Situation in Iraq </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 08/09/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8puXfr3seFU">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>This morning, from the South Lawn of the White House, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/09/statement-president-iraq">President Obama made a statement</a> on the situation in Iraq, detailing the progress of current American operations in the country:</p> <blockquote><p class="p1">Good morning.&nbsp; Over the past two days, American pilots and crews have served with courage and skill in the skies over Iraq.</p> <p class="p2">First, American forces have conducted targeted airstrikes against terrorist forces outside the city of Erbil to prevent them from advancing on the city and to protect our American diplomats and military personnel.&nbsp; So far, these strikes have successfully destroyed arms and equipment that ISIL terrorists could have used against Erbil.&nbsp; Meanwhile, Kurdish forces on the ground continue to defend the city, and the United States and the Iraqi government have stepped up our military assistance to Kurdish forces as they wage their fight.</p> <p class="p2">Second, our humanitarian effort continues to help the men, women and children stranded on Mount Sinjar.&nbsp; American forces have so far conducted two successful airdrops -- delivering thousands of meals and gallons of water to these desperate men, women and children.&nbsp; And American aircraft are positioned to strike ISIL terrorists around the mountain to help forces in Iraq break the siege and rescue those who are trapped there.&nbsp;</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/09/president-gives-update-situation-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/09/president-gives-update-situation-iraq" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/09/president-gives-update-situation-iraq</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Amanda Lucidon Barack Obama David Hudson Erbil Foreign Policy Iraq Iraq Massachusetts Middle East And North Africa Obama Makes Official The President United Kingdom United States United States Vineyard White House Sat, 09 Aug 2014 16:51:04 +0000 feed 317154 at http://newsmotion.org Weekly Address: American Operations in Iraq http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/weekly-address-american-operations-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weekly Address: American Operations in Iraq </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 08/09/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/p080814al-0017.jpg?itok=AIfPQmPW" alt="President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2014." title="President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2014." width="430" height="242" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon) </p> </div> </div> <p class="p1">In this week&rsquo;s address, the President detailed why he authorized two operations in Iraq &ndash; 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. The President saluted America&rsquo;s brave men and women in uniform for protecting our fellow Americans and helping to save the lives of innocent people. The President also made clear that the United States will not be dragged into another war in Iraq &ndash; that American combat troops will not return &ndash; because there is no American military solution to the larger crisis in Iraq.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/09/weekly-address-american-operations-iraq">Transcript</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/080914-BCTRDN/080914_WeeklyAddress.mp4">mp4</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/080914-BCTRDN/080914_WeeklyAddress.mp3">mp3</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/09/weekly-address-american-operations-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/09/weekly-address-american-operations-iraq" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/09/weekly-address-american-operations-ira...</a> </div> </div> </div> Amanda Lucidon Barack Obama Foreign Policy Iraq Iraq Lawrence Jackson Middle East And North Africa Obama Makes Official Tanya Somanader Tanya Somanader The President United States United States Weekly Address White House Sat, 09 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 feed 317155 at http://newsmotion.org