Obama’s Iraq Plan

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President Obama addressed the country today to talk about what the U.S. plans to do about the unravelling situation in the Middle East. The President has come under increased criticism lately for not doing more to stop the Sunni extremist group ISIS from taking over large sections of Iraq. In his speech, Obama said the US will send 300 military advisors to Iraq to help the country’s security forces. But he won’t send combat troops.

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Guest:
Indira Lakshmanan - Poynter Institute for Media Studies / Boston Globe - @Indira_L

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Matt Holzman, Emily T. Green, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal