Obama Discusses Anti-IS Fight With US Military, Security Leaders

 From left, Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrive for a National Security Council Meeting on efforts to counter the Islamic State campaign group, Aug. 4, 2016, at the Pentagon- CREDIT/VOA News.
From left, Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrive for a National Security Council Meeting on efforts to counter the Islamic State campaign group, Aug. 4, 2016, at the Pentagon- CREDIT/VOA News.

{VOA NEWS} – As the U.S. military ramps up its military role in Libya, President Barack Obama met Thursday with top military and national security advisors to discuss the fight against Islamic State.

Obama met with members of the National Security Council at the Pentagon as the U.S. launches more airstrikes in and around the terror group’s stronghold of Sirte, in support of forces affiliated with the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

“The finish line is in sight,” Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis told reporters Tuesday, “and we are helping [the GNA] get there.”

The president usually meets with council members at the White House, but has occasionally met them at other locations such as the Central Intelligence Agency and the State Department. By convening Thursday’s meeting at the Pentagon, Obama planned to highlight his administration’s comprehensive approach to defeating IS. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCE: VOA NEWS

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.