AF1 has landed at Andrews.
Air Force One is wheels up for DC
Obama delivers M&M boxes with his name on them to elementary school kids. One asks for his autograph and Obama demurs. “I signed every box!”
By Jeff Mason
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq, seeking to reassure Americans about the level of U.S. involvement after a top general suggested combat troops could be deployed against Islamic State forces.
Obama, who has spent much of his presidency distancing himself from the Iraq War, stressed during a speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa that airstrikes would be the central U.S. contribution to the fight against Islamic State, along with coordinating a coalition that he said now includes more than 40 countries.
Loud ovation from troops at MacDill Air Force Base for Obama’s remarks
Obama gave what was essentially a rebuke to Dempsey in his comments here in Florida. Says he will not send ground troops back to Iraq.
ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.
“The reality is that this epidemic is going to get worse before it gets better,” Obama said at the Atlanta headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).