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In a 14-minute address tonight, President Obama announced the U.S. will “lead a broad coalition” to defeat ISIS.
In his address, which comes on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the president mentioned by name, two journalists killed by ISIS in recent weeks.
“They execute captured prisoners, they kill children, enslave, rape and force women into marriage… and in acts of barbarism they took the lives of two American journalists, Steven Sotloff and James Foley.”
“I have made it clear, we’ll hunt down terrorists who threaten our country wherever they are. That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria as well as Iraq.”
FOX finished its special report first, at 9:16pm, with Shepard Smith promoting analysis on Fox News. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos wrapped up next after brief analysis with Martha Raddatz; CBS’s Bob Schieffer wrapped few seconds after that, and NBC’s Brian Williams finished his special report with Chuck Todd at 9:17. The cable networks continued with analysis.