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President Obama Address on Terrorism

AIR DATE: Sunday, December 6, 2015

President Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office about the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority of keeping the American people safe. The President provided an update on the ongoing investigation into the attack in San Bernardino and discussed the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it.



  • Weekly Presidential Address (Video Clip - 3 min)
    President Obama delivers his weekly address. He offered his condolences to the families and community of the victims of the mass shooting that week in San Bernadino, California.
  • San Bernardino Shooting Investigation (Video Clip - 6 min)
    FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke with reporters about the investigation into the December 2, 2015, mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, in which 14 people died and 21 others were injured. Director Comey said the suspects showed “indications of radicalization” and “potential inspiration from foreign terrorist organizations.” Earlier in the day, the FBI announced is was investigating the attack as an “act of terrorism.”  
  • Military Operations Against ISIS (Video Clip - 4 min)
    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter testified on U.S. military strategy to combat ISIS* militants in Iraq and Syria. Secretary Carter announced that the U.S. is expanding its special operations force in Iraq and Syria.
  • National Security Agency Bulk Data Collection Program (Video - 50 min)
    Stewart Baker and Neema Singh Guliani talked about the end of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk collection of phone metadata and how this could affect terrorism investigations.


  • Barack Obama
    President of the United States
KEYWORDS: Terrorism, Foreign Policy, ISIS/ISIL, San Bernardino, Mass Shooting, Military, Counter-Terrorism, Intelligence Gathering, Foreign Affairs & Defense