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Counterterrorism, or a New War?

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Last night, after weeks of headlines about the lack of a plan to fight growing extremism in Iraq and Syria, President Obama said the US will lead a broad coalition to degrade and destroy the increasingly aggressive and violent terrorist force known as the Islamic State. Military action could now include US airstrikes within Syria — a political turnaround that could complicate war in the region. We’ll hear how Congress is reacting and ask what Americans should expect from the latest intervention, 13 years after 9/11.

Also, Secretary of State John Kerry is drumming up Arab support to help fight ISIS. Plus, Oscar Pistorius, the Blade Runner, is ruled not guilty of murder.

Banner Image: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with members of the National Security Council in the Situation Room of the White House, Sept. 10, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Credits

Guest:
Tess Vigeland - veteran public radio journalist - @tessvigeland

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Gideon Brower, Katie Cooper