President Obama to Address Nation on ISIS at 8 PM

We will carry President Obama’s address to the nation on the U.S. strategy for dealing with the Islamic militant group ISIS (also known as the Islamic State or ISIL) this evening. The president is expected to speak at 8 p.m. CST.

You can hear the speech by clicking here, or by tuning into 93.5 FM or 91.7 FM in Alpine.

You can also find live streaming video through the official White House website here, or online from most national news outlets.

We will resume our regular broadcast schedule when the president concludes his speech.

NPR’s Greg Myre reports on the approach the president is likely to take in combating ISIS:

“Obama will be looking to build on this success and is expected to broaden the air campaign in Iraq while possibly extending it to Syria. In both countries, Islamic State fighters are vulnerable and exposed when moving over flat desert terrain to and from the cities they control along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

But air power has its limits. Bombing alone is unlikely to chase the Islamic State out of big cities like Mosul, and the president has emphatically ruled out sending in ground troops.”

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