Obama National Security Speech LIVESTREAM: Self-Radicalization is Future of Terrorism According to Obama

President Obama outlined the diluted power of al-Qaeda as the cause of the displaced yet damaging power of home-grown terrorists in the U.S. He referenced Boston and Fort Hood as an example of the "ideology" of self-radicalization. 

Calling it a battle of "wills" and "ideas", President Obama explains his counterterrorism strategy as comprehensive, and includes bringing troops home and ending combat missions in Afghanistan. Ensuring al-Qaeda's complete deterioration is crucial to American and Afghan security.

 

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