Back in Iraq? What You Need to Know

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The Situation Room

The president met throughout the day on Aug. 7 with his national security advisers and released this photo a few hours before announcing the air strikes. To his right is the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey. Across the table is national security adviser Susan Rice and her principal deputy, Antony J. Blinken.


(Photo: Official White House Photo/Pete Souza via Flickr)

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