Obama's speech on Islamic State militants
Islamic State militants have wreaked havoc in Iraq and Syria and threatened action against the United States. President Obama plans to address the nation tonight to talk about his plans to take down the extremist group.
Join David Lauter, Washington bureau chief; David S. Cloud, who covers the Pentagon; Paul Richter, who covers foreign policy; Alexandra Zavis, foreign affairs writer and former Baghdad correspondent; and Cathleen Decker, national politics editor, for live analysis of Obama’s remarks.
The story so far: Who is Islamic State and what lies ahead?
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