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Obama’s Afghanistan Address: ‘This Was Not a Mission Accomplished Speech’
May 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM EDT
5350531479Obama's Address: 'Not a Mission Accomplished Speech'In a surprise visit Tuesday to Afghanistan, President Obama addressed the nation and said he knew many Americans are tired of war, but underscored a need to "destroy al-Qaida." Gwen Ifill, RAND Corporation's Seth Jones and Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progress discuss the implications of the president's speech.2012-05-01 21:14:00disabled22297848680UqoduhUexctrue118189News Wrap: IS claims it took U.S. air-dropped weaponsIslamic State fighters in Syria have reportedly taken weapons air-dropped by the U.S. for Kurdish fighters in Kobani. Meanwhile, in Baghdad, a series of bombings left 30 people dead in Shiite districts. In Hong Kong, student leaders sat down with local government officials, but the student-led pro-democracy demonstrations have not come to an end.2014-10-21 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/newswrapimage2-320x196.jpg2365351454gKbji5ln2vQ118119PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 20, 2014Monday on the NewsHour, while Nigeria is declared free of Ebola, we take a look at the life of an ambulance worker in Liberia. Also: bolstering the fight against Islamic State forces, voter ID confusion ahead of upcoming midterm elections, former GOP leader Bob Dole calls for a return to bipartisanship, what ‘Apple Pay’ means for mobile commerce and protests against a modern opera.2014-10-20 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ebola_liberia-320x196.jpg2365350696Ci6r76zMRfg118103Why U.S. and allies can’t afford to let Kobani fall to ISWhy did the U.S. decide to reinforce Syrian Kurds with lethal aid to fight the Islamic State takeover of the town of Kobani? Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss reversals by the U.S. and Turkey in the strategy against the militant group.2014-10-20 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/457546708-320x196.jpg2365350689PAbHvBkCm1I
In a surprise visit Tuesday to Afghanistan, President Obama addressed the nation and said he knew many Americans are tired of war, but underscored a need to "destroy al-Qaida." Gwen Ifill, RAND Corporation's Seth Jones and Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progress discuss the implications of the president's speech.
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