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Secretary General Rasmussen on the Future of NATO
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, during his last month as the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, talked about the future of NATO. He talked about the NATO summit earlier in the month in Wales, the Ukraine-Russia conflict, and the continuing threat to security posed by ISIL*. He condemned the murders by ISIL of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and of British aid worker David Haines. Following his remarks, he took questions from the audience. This event in Brussels was hosted by Carnegie Europe.189 views
*The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an extremist Sunni militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
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President Obama Statement on ISIS
Following a visit with NATO and American military officials at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida, President Obama spoke about U.S. strategy to combat ISIS* militants in Iraq and Syria. He told an audience of troops that the United States would not fight ISIS alone, and he would not send in troops on the ground to fight another war in Iraq.0 views
*The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.