President Obama: three takeaways on the way forward in Iraq (+video)

August 10, 2014 3:11 AM

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After presiding over the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq, President Obama didn't promise a timetable. 'Ultimately there's not going to be an American military solution to this problem,' he told reporters.

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Saturday laid out terms – but no timetable – for targeted airstrikes against Islamist militants sweeping across Iraq at a pace and level of military sophistication that took Baghdad and Washington by surprise.

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