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hello. i'm wolf blitzer reporting from the united nations here in new york city. i'd like to welcome our viewers in the united states and indeed around the world. we begin with president obama's message to the world. he's urging more countries to join the fight against terrorist groups and once again he called this the cancer of violent extremism. his speech this morning here before the united nations general assembly follows another wave of u.s.-led air strikes on targets in syria and iraq.
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the president says the united states is working with other countries to stop the horrific acts carried out by isis. >> mothers, sisters, daughters have been subjected to rape as a weapon of war. innocent children have been gunned down. bodies have been dumped in mass graves. religious minorities have been starved to death. in the most horrific crimes imaginable, innocent human beings have been beheaded with videos of the atrocities being distributed to shock the consciences of the world. no god condones this terror. no grievance justifies these actions. there can be no reasoning, no negotiation with this brand of evil. the only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.
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so the united states of america will work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of death. >> that network of death, strong words by the president. let's bring in jim sciutto. what's been the reaction so far, how did he do? >> this is a president who clearly wants to lead. we didn't hear any of these phrases we've been talking about recently like, don't do stupid do or lead from behind. this is a president making a very ambitious call to arms and call to action with the u.s. in the lead. he talked about coalitions that we can do more when we're doing it together, et cetera. but he was taking leadership and connecting the dots on a number of world crises as he did that. certainly a lot of talk about isis, the threat from al qaeda, no question that's a focus. there's a war under way. but not just there, russia and ukraine, threats from ebola, urging the world to come
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together to meet these challenges together. and also framing it this way, saying there are multiple forces out there beyond isis who are challenging the international order. and the way you have to respond to that is to return to that order, defend it, saying that russia is challenging that international order in ukraine, isis and al qaeda certainly but even a reference to china in asia. it's a very ambitious speech. >> certainly was. he made a specific appeal to moderate muslims. i want to play a little clip. >> it is time for the world, especially in muslim communities, to explicitly, forcefully and consistently reject the ideology of organizations like al qaeda and isil. >> how is that likely to play in the muslim world? >> it's a difficult message to come from an american, from a foreigner to the muslim world. you and i have spent a lot of time there. you know they don't like to be preached to. that said, there are voices in
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the region saying that we as muslims have to speak up against this violence. and that's something that we know that past american presidents have considered doing. george bush among them. but it's a risky thing to do, to, in effect, scold from afar. but anybody who deals with islamic extremism whether inside the region or out of it knows you need voices in the community to stand up and challenge it. the sad fact, those voices haven't been loud enough. >> thank you, jim sciutto, very much. coming up, the president will convene a special meeting of the united nations. he wants a resolution passed to prevent foreigners from going over to syria and iraq and supporting these terrorist organizations. as promised the united states launched more air strikes against isis targets in syria today. one strike in syria was carried out by the u.s. and one of the coalition partners designed to hit isis targets.
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there were targets near baghdad as well. in an interview with our own christiane amanpour, the secretary of state john kerry talked about the role of airpower in syria and iraq and the imminent effect from an al qaeda splinter group. >> airpower has been effective. and now has their supplies begin to get hit and other things begin to happen, i believe there is the possibility of a slow degrading that ultimately -- i say ultimately because the president's been clear, this will take time. you and others should not be looking for some massive rhee tote within the next week or two. we believe that with the open effort against isil from many different players in the region, there's going to be much greater confidence in this possibility of the opposition. and there will be more recruits, there will be -- the morale will go up, people are going to be more willing to fight. >> the khorasan plot, can you
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confirm precisely what it was and the imminence of it? >> these are remnants of al qaeda, core al qaeda, as we called it. these are people who were definitively plotting against the united states and the west. we have been tracking them for some period of time now. and it is true that we didn't put a lot of public focus on it because we really didn't want people -- didn't want them to know that we were in fact tracking them as effectively as we were. so this would have happened with or without isil. we were focused on them and the moment actually was ripe, there were active plots against our country. we knew where they were and we did what we needed to do. >> can you tell us what the plots were precise? >> no. i can't. i'm not going to go into that. but suffice it to say that we knew that there were active plots against the country. >> those specifics from secretary kerry or the obama administration other than to say
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the threat from khorasan was serious and active. joining us now, cnn national security analyst julia chiyem. when they use this word eminent, what do they mean by that? how imminent are they talking about? >> they definitely mean there was motive. the people were actively organizing it. they probably had the resources and the money. what they didn't mean by imminent is we knew exactly where an attack was going to take place and when it was going to happen. where i might disagree with secretary kerry is one of the factors of our bombing in isis is that it was clearly going to both dispose and disrupt our areas of surveillance of al qaeda and its remnants. so what's very likely is our capacity to know what was going on with khorasan or any of the al qaeda splinter groups was going to be disrupted because of the bombings and we wanted to get in simultaneously. so that's probably what
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imminence means. it does not mean on october 12th, we knew this was going to happen. >> as you know, juliette, there's the real possibility of what are being called retaliatory attacks in the united states because of attacks against isis targets in syria and iraq. bulletins have gone out to authorities. how is it being handled? >> this is how the department of homeland security generally works in instances like this. it is what i call -- it's sort of a consumer of the intelligence community. it is getting information and then its job is to get that information out to local and state police, law enforcement political apparatus. one would anticipate just by logic that because of the air strikes -- there are crazy people, people who identify with an organization like al qaeda or
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even isis who have no affiliation with them who might be lone wolf attackers. so this is sort of a call to vigilance. we are in a heightened alert period and it's sort of a reminder to the homeland, which i put in quotes, to keep up their guard. we do this -- the department did this all the time in response to increased tension internationally. >> so the u.s. sent its coalition partners, five moderate sunni arab countries. they launch air strikes against isis targets in syria. then the u.s. separately launches a tomahawk cruise missile strike against this coursekhorasan group, this al q spin-off, if you will. would that have happened even if the u.s. had not gone after these isis targets in syria, would the u.s. still have gone after this khorasan group? or was that simply the timing was coincidental? >> it's hard for me to believe
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the timing was coincidental only because we entered the sovereign nation of syria to do these attacks against isis. we notified the syrians as the administration has said and that the capability to go after both simultaneously makes a lot of sense. people know isis and al qaeda and its remnants are at odds with each other. these terrorist organizations are vying for the same people, the same money, the same relevance. they're in competition. so to take out both sides of the competition makes a lot of sense. we went into a sovereign nation. syria has been remarkably quiet, which is good news. and to do it in all one fell swoop is probably -- was the smartest and safest approach right now. >> juliette, thanks very much for that analysis. this disturbing note just coming in to our cnn studios here.
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we're at the united nations. in an apparent retaliation for french air strikes against isis targets inside iraq, a french hiker now appears to have been beheaded in algeria. a group saying they are aligned with the views of isis released the tape purportedly showing the killing just a little while ago, the french foreign minister confirmed its authenticity to a french radio reporter. the video is entitled "a message of blood" for the french government. herve gourdel was kidnapped on sunday, now apparently has been beheaded. still ahead, the president asked the world the join the effort to defeat isil but will they respond? we'll ask a former u.s. ambassador to the united nations. and thousands more refugees have fled the brutality of war in isis and crossed into turkey. we're going live. we'll have a report on the worst conditions at the border.
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president obama today called on the world to join him and the united states in the effort to degrade and ultimately destroy isis. >> there's definitely a second day and there will be a third and more. this is going to go on. the president's been very clear that we're going to do what's necessary to get this job done. >> that was obviously the secretary of state john kerry. he spoke to our own christiane amanpour. we'll have a little bit more of that interview later this hour. also we'll hear directly from the president of the united states. he's getting ready to deliver a toast at a u.n. luncheon this hour with the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon. in the meantime, let's speak with a former u.s. ambassador to
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the united nations, the former governor of new mexico, bill richardson, who's joining us. governor, thanks for joining us. i notice the president in the speech today before the general assembly once again said the u.s. has no intention of deploying ground troops to occupy foreign lands. what did you make of that? as you know, he's being criticized by some for saying, why do you keep telling the enemy, in this particular case, isis, what you won't do? why can't you leave that open to have that hovering over their heads? >> well, look, this president was elected and reelected on the grounds that we're moving out of wars in iraq and afghanistan. so his first audience and responsibility is the american people. the second reason is that eventually, if there are going to be ground troops -- and there will -- this is going to be arab countries that are going to have to do this. this is their backyard. this is their interest. these are their territories. america is doing a lot. a majority of the air strikes, a
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majority of the intel rallying the international community together. i think what's most significant, wolf, is that the countries that are rallying helping us with the air strikes, not as much as us, are those four arab countries that have had differences with each other. the saudis, the united arab emirates, jordan, the qatars, the infighting taking place within them has now dissipated and there's a united arab front. and the next message is after they, the arabs, provide some of the help with the military air strikes, et cetera, we ask our european friends, we're going to need the french, we're going to need the brits. so i think the president was successful. it was the strongest speech that i've ever seen him do in foreign policy where he said, america's back, we're leading, we're going to be responsible and this is what we're going to do.
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i thought the president was very good today. >> a lot of people agree with you, although he didn't mention specifically what's called the khorasan group, this al qaeda spin-off in syria. they have a sanctuary there. the pentagon said it was in the final stages of plotting imminent attacks against western and u.s. targets. how significant if at all do you think it was that he didn't mention the khorasan group specifically? >> well, this was a big success, the fact that we were able to demolish possibly the leadership of khorasan, that we were not telegraphing that we were going to do it. this is a very dangerous group also, tied to al qaeda, possibly planning an attack on the united states. apparently they have been hurt very badly and i think the utmost secrecy was required. so he wasn't going out and bragging. he was stating a fact that we had two targets. we had the isis target and we had the khorasan target, which
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shows the superiority and strength of american military and airpower and the initial success of this campaign. but i think the key is going to be to get some of the sunni dissident groups to join us. they're kind of sitting on the sidelines. we need stronger participation by many arab and sunni groups in the region still. >> there are some who are already suggesting maybe the president went too far in lecturing muslims, what they need to do to get their act together, rejecting the ideology of al qaeda and isis, calling it a cancer. did he go too far in sort of lecturing muslims, arabs and other muslims? >> i don't think so. i think he was very strong and he stated the facts. look, this arab spring -- the arab world is going through dramatic change. and there are factions splitting up, some very negatively. i think he had to be very blunt
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and he was blunt. and he had to shame some entities. but at the same time, i think the results have been bringing those key arab groups that have money, resources and military strength like the saudis, the qataris that have been fighting with each other in syria for influence, bringing them together behind us in this air strike campaign has been successful. but i think another message is the u.n. is a good institution. look at the timing, the fact that we had 120 or so leaders there. and i think also on other issues like climate change -- i think ban ki-moon deserves a lot of credit for that session he held yesterday where a lot of countries made some very strong commitments towards climate change. and it shows the u.n. is a useful instrument for the international community, especially in a time for crisis like this. >> we'll see how useful it is.
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you're right in this time of crisis, it is a time of crisis. bill richardson, the former u.s. ambassador to the u.n., thanks very much for joining us. still ahead, the head of the syrian opposition has a special message for the world. he's standing by to join us right here at the united nations. [ male announcer ] some come here to build something smarter. ♪ some come here to build something stronger. others come to build something faster... something safer... something greener. something the whole world can share. people come to boeing to do many different things. but it's always about the very thing we do best. ♪
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united nations today. you'll be speaking at the u.n. later today, did i get that right? >> yes. >> are you satisfied with the support you're getting from the international community? >> we are very optimistic about it. we are very glad that the international community has awakened finally to the danger and threat of terrorism and extremism in the area. it's no more a syrian problem or a regional problem. it's an international problem right now. >> because we see the united states and five arab countries going after isis targets in syria. you want them to go after bashar al assad targets in syria as well, right? >> dealing with the root cause of the problem. the root cause is the assad regime itself. it is the main incubator of the terrorist organization in syria and even the world. >> we see the u.s. going after isis targets in syria, al nusra
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targets in syria, khorasan targets, this khorasan group. but i see no inclination that the united states or any other countries are going after bashar al assad. >> for us, we have been fighting two fronts since the first quarter of this year, fighting isil and fighting the regime itself. we know the international community at one point in time they will understand that the assad regime must go in order to put an end to all terrorist organizations in the middle east and in the world. >> how many of your troops, your moderates, free syrian army troops will go to saudi arabia for training? >> the program as it's set -- it's only set for 5,000 troops. but we have our own plan and proposal to the u.s. to train the trainers instead of training the soldiers. and this way, we can produce more troops in short term -- >> i ask the question because this could take a long time to get your military fighting bashar al assad, fighting isis,
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readying combat troops. it could take at least a year or two years, right? >> it's a gradual program where you have the troops coming gradually and graduating each month. you will have soldiering graduating from this program. training will be given to already people who are fighting and have expertise in the field itself. it's more supervised training on specific weapons and on discipline matters such like that. >> what kind of weapons from the united states have you already received? >> until now, we didn't receive any advanced weapon systems except a few of the anti-tank missiles. we need to have more advanced weapon systems and anti-tanks. and we need to provide protection for our troops on the ground and the civilian communities. >> the u.s. congress passed legislation last week authorizing the u.s. to provide weapons and training to the free syrian opposition rebel forces. but so far nothing has come, right?
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>> so far, it's the same type of weapons as before. there are more quantities but not types and the new advanced weapons systems. >> we're being seen live around the world right now. presumably in damascus itself. if bashar al assad is watching us right now, what is your message to the syrian leader? >> i want to let all our syrian fellow citizens in syria now that it's time for bashar al assad to leave. if bashar al assad cares about the unity of syria, the unity of the syrian people, he has to leave now. we already walk hand in hand with everyone in syria, including existing government employees who didn't have any blood on their hands and are not implicated in any crimes against their fellow citizens to rebuild syria again and to transfer and have the transition of power to a democratic and free syria.
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>> would it be okay with you if he left, bashar al assad? there's no indication he's getting ready to leave. he thinks he's going to stay. but if he were to leave, could he go to another country, have safe passage and seek asylum somewhere else or do you want to see him tried for war crimes? >> assad has to be held responsible for all crimes he ordered and his troops committed. but we are ready to negotiate based on justice and peace for the future of syria. >> sounds like you're open to a little flexibility on that front. >> it's a matter that somebody has to be accountable for the crimes committed. we cannot let it go. >> thanks very much for joining us. the syrian opposition coalition president. >> thank you. still to come, innocent syrians flee the destruction of war and the brutality of isis. they are seeking refuge in nearby turkey. the numbers have been overwhelming and the border crisis is only getting worse. we're going live to the syrian
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your voices will be heard! ♪ your voices will be heard!♪ i'm wolf blitzer reporting from the united nations here in new york. we're resuming our special coverage. president obama making an appeal to the world to join the fight against terrorism and islamic extremism. the president addressed the united nations general assembly earlier today. he called on countries around the world to stand together against the terror group known
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as isis to do so in iraq and syria. >> already over 40 nations have offered to join this coalition. today i ask the world to join in this effort. those who have joined isil should leave the battlefield while they can. those who continue to fight for a hateful cause will find they're increasingly alone for we will not succumb to threats and we will demonstrate that the future belongs to those who build, not those who destroy. >> but the syrian ambassador to the united nations says the u.s. needs reliable partners in the fight against isil. >> they don't need saudi arabia, qatar and turkey because these regimes are the ones who funded terrorism in syria and iraq and all over the area. these regimes are the ones who spread terrorism, religious
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terrorism in the area such as isis, isil, jihadi muslim and other terrorist groups in the area. you cannot be a terrorist while fighting terrorists. >> the president's speech followed a second day of u.s.-led air strikes against isis. the u.s. men's central command says strikes were carried out against five more targets, one in syria and four in iraq. a video posted online today appears to show the beheading of a french citizen kidnapped in algeria over the weekend. in the video, armed men claiming to belong to an islamic militant group in algeria, pledged their allegiance to the leader of isis and just a little while ago the french foreign minister confirmed the authenticity of the video, that according to a radio reporter. 3 1/2 years of civil war, the brutality of isis and now the threat of a prolonged coalition round of air strikes, that's the reality for innocent syrian civilians. over 1 million already have fled
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into turkey since the civil war began and about 150,000 just within the last week. cnn's arwa damon is along the border in turkey with syria. arwa before we talk about the flood of refugees, didn't you talk to at least one eyewitness from yesterday's air strike? what did he tell you? >> reporter: it was very interesting, wolf, because he said that right after those initial air strikes took place and they took place, remember, at around 4:00 or 5:00 a.m. local time. so at around 8:00 a.m., he says he saw a large convoy of 20 to 25 vehicles packed with isis fighters. he believed perhaps some members of the senior leadership because he says of the heavy security that was surrounding them departing the city of raqqa itself. and he says that for the entire duration of the day they didn't see the heavy isis presence that
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people had been living under, being occupied by this horrifying entity. but then at night, a lot of the fighters returned, not in the same number that is they used to be patrolling the streets. but they were out there, setting up checkpoints. they were randomly detaining individuals. he said that there are residents of raqqa, there were a lot of conflicting emotions. they were very happy that the air strikes were taking place, that finally someone was coming to do something about the horrors that they were living under. but they were also very concerned. some 15 to 20 days ago, well in advance of these air strikes, the isis militanting living inside akraqqa has vacated the various headquarters they had and began embedding themselves amongst the civilian population. so people were very afraid of what he called the afghanistan effect and the potential collateral damage that could be caused by ongoing air strikes, wolf. >> with so many refugees, syrian refugees flooding into turkey
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where you are right now along the border, arwa, how bad are the conditions over there? >> reporter: it's incredibly difficult for these people. as it has been for all of the refugees that have fled not just to turkey but syria's neighboring countries, these particular refugees, this massive influx that we're seeing, syrian kurds from the predominantly kurdish-syrian north where on friday isis launched a massive offensive, dozens of villages fell to it causing this influx across the border. the conditions phenomenally difficult, almost unbearable. there are sandstorms, there are torrential rains. people have had to walk for days just to get to the border and then wait on the other side for the turks to allow them in. once they do reach safety, again, life is very difficult. they have left everything they know, everything they love, everything they've worked for behind and are now either living with extended families or in the
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various shelters in refugee camps, wolf. >> arwa damon along the border between turkey and syria, arwa, thanks very much. up next, the role of nato and the nato partners in this new war against isis. i'll talk to nato's secretary-general. he's here with me at the united nations. ? try alka seltzer reliefchews. they work just as fast and are proven to taste better than tums smoothies assorted fruit. mmm. amazing. yeah, i get that a lot. alka seltzer heartburn reliefchews. enjoy the relief. i'm on expert on softball. and tea parties. i'll have more awkward conversations than i'm equipped for, because i'm raising two girls
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britain may soon be joining the group of coalition nations that began striking isis targets in syria this week. the british prime minister david cameron expected to play out his position later today at the united nations general assembly. cameron just announced he's recalling the british parliament on friday to debate whether to approve air strikes. the united states boasts a coalition of more than 40 countries as part of this anti-isis effort. and joining us now, anders fogh rasmussen, the nato secretary-general, at least for the next five days. we'll talk about that in a few moments. but secretary-general, what role is nato as an organization playing in destroying isis? >> we have made clear that if the iraqi government requests our assistance, we stand ready to help the iraqi security forces build a better capacity.
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in 2011, we had a training mission in iraq. one possibility would be to resume those activities. >> so far the iraqi government has not asked nato for any help. >> no, no request for nato involvement. >> would nato get involved in helping the u.s. and five other arab countries bomb isis targets in syria? does nato have a role there? >> no, i think this goes beyond nato because it's of utmost importance to include partners from the region. and i welcome that a number of countries from the region have joined the u.s.-led military operation. >> but you say -- you've said that isis represents one of the greatest threats to peace and liberty for europe itself. shouldn't nato as an organization be involved in trying to degrade and ultimately destroy isis? >> as i said, i think this goes beyond nato. it's important to include partners from the region. what nato can do would be also
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to help coordinate contributions from individual allies. >> but as an organization, all the members of nato have not yet agreed, there's not a consensus what if anything militarily nato should do? >> no. we have not discussed it because there hasn't been any request. what we have discussed, however, is how to counter the threat from foreign fighters returning to our home countries. and we have decided to strengthen cooperation on strength of intelligence and information. >> there's been great disappointment, as you know, one nato ally right on border with syria, that would be turkey, so far is not even allowing the u.s. to use incirlik, a nato air base, to use it to launch air strikes against syria or iraq. are you disappointed turkey has not decided to cooperate militarily with the u.s.? >> i have seen recent indications that turkey might reconsider its position. >> what kind of indications,
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private indications, public statements? >> i think we will see turkey as always step up to the plate and demonstrate solidarity. >> let's talk about ukraine. nato has a major role in europe, obviously, as we all know. the president was lecturing vladimir putin today at the united nations. we will impose a cost on russia for aggression and counter falsehoods with the truth. has russia invaded ukraine? >> in my opinion, yes, that's clear. russia has illegally annexed crimea into the russian federation. how could you describe that in any other terms than on invasion? >> how involved were some of those countries in the area feeling about russian aggression? >> they are very much concerned and for understandable reasons. russia has a doctrine, according
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to which they preserve their rights to intervene in other countries in order to what they call protect the interests of russian-speaking communities. as we know, there are russian-speaking communities in particular in estonia and latvia. so they are very much concerned. >> but there's treaty, article 5, that commits all the nato allies to come to the defense of a fellow nato al lay. isn't that enough of a deterrence to russia? >> yes, this is really the reason why i don't see an imminent threat against nato allies. but in order to make that deterrence credible -- or even more credible, we have taken steps already to enhance our collective defense including more air policing, more troops on the ground doing exercises, more navy vess else to the black sea and the baltimoc sea and we
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have a spearhead force that can be deployed within a few days. >> what kind of organization are you leaving? >> a much stronger organization. i think we have the strongest armed forces in the history of our alliance due to our operations, notably in afghanistan. our armed forces are stronger, more combat-ready, more tightly connected than ever in the history of nato. and on top of that, we have decided to build new capacities to address emerging challenges, such as missile threats, cyber threats, through missile defense systems and through enhanced cyber security. so i leave nato much stronger than i received it. >> secretary-general, thanks very much. >> you're welcome. >> good luck. >> thank you very much. thank you. president obama steps on the world stage but he also delivers a special message to the folks
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at home. gloria borger standing by. we'll get her take on the president's address to the u.n. big day? ah, the usual. moved some new cars. hauled a bunch of steel. kept the supermarket shelves stocked. made sure everyone got their latest gadgets. what's up for the next shift? ah, nothing much. just keeping the lights on. (laugh) nice. doing the big things that move an economy. see you tomorrow, mac. see you tomorrow, sam. just another day at norfolk southern.
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>> russian aggression in europe recalls the days when large nations trampled small ones in pursuit of territorial ambition. the brutality of terrorists in syria and iraq forces us to look into the heart of darkness. >> chief political analyst gloria borger is joining us now from washington. what was the message that the president was trying to deliver to the folks here at home? >> reporter: i think this was a president who wanted to be crystal clear. he's been accused as you know of being ambiguous and ambivalent about the use of force in american foreign policy and what he did today was lay down some very clear markers from which i would argue there's no turning back. he said that russia is a bully and on isis, he said we need to expose, confront, refute. that means destroy. so i think this is a president
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we've watched since last year when he decided not to use air strikes in syria over chemical weapons. eve seen his evolution and this moment today at the united nations is a very, very important moment in the definition of what barack obama has become and his legacy. >> is there a risk, gloria, to the president taking on russia and blasting russia as firmly as he did today? >> reporter: yeah. of course there is. i mean, when you look at the situation with iran nukes, players there and situation in syria, obviously they're players there. he has a bad relationship with putin. i bet the feeling inside the white house is, well, this is not a secret. this is how we feel. this is something the president said clearly to embarrass them in front of the world community, which i think he did.
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and so, yeah, there's a risk there. the greater risk would be to white wash it and to say nothing about what russia has done in ukraine and crimea. >> at the end of the speech the president mentioned the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer in ferguson, missouri, citing that as an example that the u.s. still struggles with its own issues. what did you make of that? >> reporter: i thought that was very important in a way because i think what the president was trying to do was to sort of say, okay, we understand we have our own problems. i mean, he had given a speech about his solutions to the problems of the world and how the united states has to lead and how we can't stand this evil in the world. and then i think he took a step back and said, okay, before you accuse us of being the arrogant united states here, let me say to you first, wait a minute. we understand we have our own
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problems. you saw what happened in ferguson, missouri. but we welcome your scrutiny. we're not going to run from your scrutiny because we're trying to scrutinize ourselves and that's exactly what you should do particularly with younger generations who are dealing with these kinds of issues in the muslim world. you need to deal with it yourself and face it the way we do. >> gloria borger, thanks very, very much. that's it for me. thanks for watching. i'll be back at 5:00 p.m. eastern another two-hour edition of "the situation room" right here from the united nations. "newsroom," special edition with anderson cooper starts right after a quick break. a billion customers a year flying, means keeping seven billion transactions flowing. and when weather hits, it's data mayhem. but airlines running hp end-to-end solutions are always calm during a storm. so if your business deals with the unexpected,
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good afternoon. i'm anderson cooper where president obama is defending america's new war and trying to rally allies to take on what he calls the cancer of violent extremism. in one hour from now, the president shares a crucial meeting with the u.n. security council after a pivotal address where he shared blame and also asked for help in the fight against isis, a group he calls a network of death. >> we collectively have not invested adequately in the public health capacity of