President Obama heads to U.S. Central Command in Florida Wednesday

Sep 17, 2014 8:41 AM by Cheryl Wengren

WASHINGTON (AP) - House lawmakers are expected today to approve President Barack Obama's plan for U.S. soldiers to train and provide weapons to Syrian moderate rebels in the fight against the group Islamic State.

The president travels to the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida today to consult with military officials about the counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants. He also plans to meet with representatives from the countries that fall within the responsibility of the Central Command as he pushes for international participation in the fight. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to join the president.


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