The United States and five Arab nations launched airstrikes last night against the Islamic State and at least one other militant group in Syria last night.
The bombings reportedly damaged the groups bases and training camps. This morning, President Obama said the U.S. is operating with a strong coalition of allies and with bipartisan Congressional support.
NPR's Ron Elving tells Here & Now's Sacha Pfeiffer about the president's statement and reaction to the airstrikes.
This segment aired on September 23, 2014.