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What Does An Intensified Fight Against ISIS Look Like?

Iraqi Kurdish forces take part in an operation backed by U.S.-led strikes in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on November 12, 2015, to retake the town from the Islamic State group and cut a key supply line to Syria. President Obama announced America would be intensifying its fight against ISIS after the San Bernardino shootings. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)
Iraqi Kurdish forces take part in an operation backed by U.S.-led strikes in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on November 12, 2015, to retake the town from the Islamic State group and cut a key supply line to Syria. President Obama announced America would be intensifying its fight against ISIS after the San Bernardino shootings. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

In his address Sunday night, President Obama pledged to step up the war against the group that calls itself the Islamic State, after theSan Bernardino attack. But beyond intensified airstrikes, the president was short on specifics.

Here & Now's Eric Westervelt speaks with Tom Bowman, NPR's Pentagon correspondent, about what an intensified fight against ISIS might look like.

Guest

  • Tom Bowman, Pentagon correspondent for NPR. He tweets @TBowmannpr.
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