Obama to address UN as Britain considers joining airstrikes

September 24, 2014 9:56 AM

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U.S. action against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria will be the main topic of President Obama's address to the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday morning.

The president is expected to cast the U.S. as the linchpin in efforts to defeat the militant group, more commonly known as ISIS. After launching strikes against militant targets in Iraq for over a month, the U.S. expanded its action into Syria Monday evening with the help of five Arab allies. Bahrai...

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