President Obama Visits MacDill Air Base For Final Speech To U.S. Troops

President Barack Obama fist-bumps service members as he greets them after speaking at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama fist-bumps service members as he greets them after speaking at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


President Barack Obama traveled to Florida’s MacDill Air Force Tuesday, home to some of the country’s special operations forces, where he delivered his last national security speech in office.

The President also met with service members who have played a growing role in the nation’s fight against extremist groups, and have participated in some of its most stunning successes.  Obama defended his counter-terrorism strategy, telling troops:

“The U.S. built a “network of partners” to help fight extremists. Obama says the U.S. is “breaking the back” of IS.

The visit came on the same day that president-elect Donald Trump talked up his military strategy in Fayetteville, NC, among stops on Donald Trump’s ‘Thank-you‘ tour.

Kim Lampkins has more …

 


President Obama’s full speech at MacDill Air Base:

(AURN)