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Barack Obama Iraq ISIS

Airstrikes may continue

9 Aug, 2014

Obama says that airstrikes and humanitarian air drops could continue for months, apparently preparing Americans for an extended military presence in the country following the withdrawal of ground troops.

I don’t think we’re going to solve this problem in weeks. This is going to be a long-term project

On creating a political environment where Sunnis feel they are able to live comfortably alongside Shiites:

Changing that environment so that the millions of Sunnis who live in these areas feel connected to and well served by a national government, that’s a long-term process