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President Obama lays out strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL

President Obama lays out the strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL

Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy.

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Remarks by President Obama to the People of Estonia

President Obama

Just as we never accepted the occupation and illegal annexation of the Baltic nations, we will not accept Russia’s occupation and illegal annexation of Crimea or any part of Ukraine.

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Remarks by President Obama and Leaders of Baltic States in Multilateral Meeting

We expect the summit to adopt the readiness action plan that will guide Allied nations for years to come through a set of practical steps and measures of reassurance and deterrence.

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Statement by the President

ISIL poses an immediate threat to the people of Iraq and to people throughout the region. And that’s why our military action in Iraq has to be part of a broader, comprehensive strategy to protect our people and to support our partners who are taking the fight to ISIL.

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Statement by the President

Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL.

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President Obama Authorizes Targeted Airstrikes, Humanitarian Effort in Iraq

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When we have the unique capabilities to help avert a massacre, then I believe the United States of America cannot turn a blind eye. We can act, carefully and responsibly, to prevent a potential act of genocide. That’s what we’re doing on that mountain.

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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is an historic opportunity to strengthen ties with our African partners and highlight America’s longstanding commitment to investing in Africa’s development and its people.

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Remarks by the President at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

President Obama Delivers Remarks at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

As President, I’ve made it clear that the United States is determined to be a partner in Africa’s success — a good partner, an equal partner, and a partner for the long term.

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FACT SHEET: U.S. Support for Combating Wildlife Trafficking

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Like other forms of illicit trade, wildlife trafficking undermines security across nations.

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Obama on Further Sanctions on Russia Regarding Ukraine

Today, and building on the measures we announced two weeks ago, the United States is imposing new sanctions in key sectors of the Russian economy: energy, arms, and finance. We’re blocking the exports of specific goods and technologies to the Russian energy sector…

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