Following the beheading of both American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the American public has since been gripped with fears of terror attacks since 9-11 (one day before this article was uploaded). Obama, whose first White House bid was fueled by strong opposition to the Iraq War of the last decade, had outlined several reasons his fight against ISIS would be “different” from the conflict. In his televised speech, Obama was careful to remind citizens that no ground incursion would happen. “Any time we take military action, there are risks involved – especially to the servicemen and women who carry out these missions,” said Obama. “But I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil.” Obama's rhetoric has became more stern as public outcry increases over the cruel actions ...

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Below you can find the full text of Obama's speech on the Islamic state and his strategy to counter it: As Prepared for Delivery   My fellow Americans - tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. As Commander-in-Chief, my highest priority is the security of the American people. Over the last several years, we have consistently taken the fight to terrorists who threaten our country. We took out Osama bin Laden and much of al Qaeda's leadership in Afghanistan and Pakistan. We've targeted al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen, and recently eliminated the top commander of its affiliate in Somalia. We've done so while bringing more than 140,000 American troops home from Iraq, and drawing down our forces in Afghanistan, where our combat mission will end later this year. Thanks to our ...

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