Obama Pledges to 'Dismantle' ISIS

The president says U.S. must "degrade and ultimately defeat" the terror group.
1:06 | 09/05/14

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We're gonna achieve our goal we are going to degrade and ultimately defeat. I -- the same way that we have gone after al-Qaeda. The same way that we -- gone after. The account al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia where. We release today the fact that we've killed the leader. How should Bob in Somalia. And consistently worked to degrade their operations. There we. Have been very systematic. And methodical. In going after these kinds of organizations that may threaten. US personnel and and the homeland. And that deliberation. Allows us to do it right. Have no doubt. We will continue and I will continue. To do what is necessary to protect the American people and I suppose the real threat and I'm encouraged by the fact that our friends and allies recognized that -- for a.

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