Obama’s message came a day after knowing about a possibility of some ground forces during congressional testimony that worried some Democrats.
The slick 52-second video entitled “Flames of War” shows militants blowing up tanks and images of wounded US soldiers.
Several important tests loom for the U.S. administration’s nascent coalition to “degrade and defeat” the ultra-hardline Islamic State.
The Obama administration says the training operation is needed to establish credible, local ground forces to accompany U.S. air strikes.
The IS extremists released a video showing the beheading of aid worker Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year.
US president articulates a strategy to take on the IS. But success is far from certain.
This year, Obama’s rhetoric of remembrance is circling back to earlier days and striking a less triumphant tone.
Barack Obama said the US will continue to draw on its substantial counterterrorism capabilities to prevent ISIL attacks.
India also wants an early conclusion of the Totalisation Agreement with the US.
Obama is still wrestling with a series of challenges, including how to train and equip a viable ground force to fight ISIS inside Syria.
Obama met a group of Congressional leadership ahead of his address to the nation.
Here is a funny conversation that could hypothetically take place between Indian PM Modi and US President Obama.
Barack Obama expressed his commitment to work with all communities in Iraq to fight against ISIS.
Obama said the entire international community understands that ISIS was something that has to be dealt with.
Obama outlined plans at a NATO summit for a broad coalition to defeat the Islamic State jihadist group.