Obama Ready to Authorize Air Strikes in Syria


President Barack Obama is prepared to authorize air strikes in Syria as part of a strategy to battle the Islamic State. Obama is to lay out his strategy for fighting IS in a prime-time speech to the nation Wednesday evening.

Michele Flournoy, a former undersecretary of defense for policy under Obama who was among those who attended a dinner with him Monday, said the president is determined to fight the Islamic State “wherever their strategic targets are”, according to the Post.

Flournoy, who left the administration in 2012, that “this is not an organization that respects international boundaries…  “You cannot leave them with a safe haven..?.?. I expect him to be very candid.”