President Obama Authorizes Air Strikes on Iraq

August 7, 2014

President Obama announces 2 operations in Iraq: Targeted air strikes to protect US personnel and humanitarian aid to stranded minorities.

Pres. Obama says he has authorized air strikes against ISIS in Iraq, if they move on American interests

"Today America is coming to help" Iraqi civilians; but "American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq," President Obama said in statement to the nation.

Obama also added America is coming to help, but he "will not allow" the United States to be dragged into another war in Iraq.

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