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President Obama Statement on Airstrikes in Syria
President Obama made a statement to the press about U.S. airstrikes against ISIS* militants in Syria. His comments came after a series of U.S. airstrikes the State Department said were conducted without consulting the ruling Assad regime.
September 23, 2014 : 3 min. 39 sec.

CLIP: U.S. Strategy Against ISIS
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Hugh Shelton talked about the U.S. strategy to combat Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) militants in Syria and Iraq, the implications of arming and training moderate Syrian rebels, the potential use of U.S. ground forces, and the role of partner countries.
September 22, 2014 : 8 min. 11 sec.

CLIP: Ukrainian President Address to Congress
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivered remarks to a joint meeting of Congress about the situation in his country and the ongoing conflict with Russia. He called on the U.S. to give his country a special defense and security status as a non-NATO member in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea almost one year ago.
September 18, 2014 : 2 min. 3 sec.

CLIP: President Obama's ISIS Strategy
Eli Lake talked about President Obama’s strategy to combat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, as well as questions surrounding the legality of the White House’s plan.
September 15, 2014 : 7 min. 6 sec.

CLIP: The Causes of the War of 1812
Vince Vaise discussed the causes of the War of 1812 from both the United States and British perspectives while he gave a tour of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland.
September 14, 2014 : 4 min. 43 sec.

CLIP: Sen. McCain (R-AZ) on Islamic State Threat
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) responds to President Obama’s strategy for combating the Islamic State. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is an extremist Sunni militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
September 11, 2014 : 1 min. 20 sec.

Presidential Address on Islamic State Threat
President Obama delivered an address to the nation on the threat posed by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and the administration’s strategy for degrading the terrorist group’s capabilities.
September 10, 2014 : 14 min.

CLIP: President Obama Remarks at NATO Summit Closing
President Obama spoke with reporters following the conclusion of the NATO Summit in Wales. He said that there was unanimous agreement in NATO that there must be immediate action addressing the threat posed by ISIL. President Obama said the goal was to “degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL” because they posed a threat to the international alliance. He also spoke about the ceasefire in Ukraine and the need to protect member nations from aggression.
September 6, 2014 : 6 min. 11 sec.

CLIP: United States Diplomacy
Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the importance of diplomacy in foreign policy as well as the role the U.S. should play in resolving world conflicts.
September 3, 2014 : 4 min.

CLIP: Hostage Negotiation Policy
Nicholas Burns talked about the U.S. policy of not negotiating ransoms to release hostages, its response to the threat from ISIS, and the group’s beheading of a second American journalist. Remarks from British Prime Minister David Cameron were included.
September 3, 2014 : 4 min. 4 sec.
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