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President Obama as a "War President"

Screen shot from the White House’s official video of President Obama’s address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2014. ";s:

This week, Great Britain joined the United States and France in air strikes against ISIS in Iraq. 

The campaign has already cost the U.S. nearly a billion dollars. 

During this episode of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with political analysts Tim Hagle, associate professor at the University of Iowa, and Jim McCormick, at professor at Iowa State University about growing U.S. interest in the fight against the group calling themselves the Islamic State and the security breech at the White House earlier this month. 

In the second half of the show, we also get a recap of the debate between Senate candidates Bruce Braley (Dem.) and Joni Ernst (Rep.) and talk about the barrage of negative campaign ads airing in the state – at a cost or more than 13 million dollars. 

Lindsey Moon is IPR's Senior Digital Producer
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River