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CLIP: President Obama and ISIS

AIR DATE: Monday, November 23, 2015

A look at President Obama's tone and rhetoric regarding the fight against ISIS in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks. USA Today White House Reporter David Jackson also previewed the upcoming meeting between President Obama and French President Francois Hollande.



  • France's Battle Against ISIS (Video - 42 min)
    Benjamin Haddad talked about France’s efforts to build an alliance to defeat ISIL,* as well as the reasons the militant group targeted that country. A video clip was shown of French President Francois Hollande speaking before Parliament Novemer 16, 2015.
  • Data Collection and the Paris Terrorist Attacks (Video - 40 min)
    Damian Paletta talked about his articles in the Wall Street Journal on the Paris attackers' use of technology to hide their communications and how this could rekindle debate over data collection and surveillance in the U.S.
  • U.S. Strategy to Defeat ISIS (Video - 44 min)
    Frederick Kagan talked about his blueprint to combat ISIS* following the Paris terrorist attacks. He was one of the architects of the “surge” strategy for Iraq.


  • David Jackson
    USA Today White House Reporter


KEYWORDS: President Obama, Francois Hollande, ISIS, Terrorism, Paris, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs & Defense