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President Obama Lays Out Anti-Terror Says ‘Freedom Is More Powerful Than Fear’

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama waves while walking to board Marine One helicopter to take them to Joint Base Andrews at the White House Septembe 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama is traveling to New York City to attend the United Nations General Assembly and other events. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser-Pool/Getty Images)

In the wake of the San Bernardino tragedy President Obama addressed the nation and vowed to overcome this new phase of terror threat in this country.

President Obama declared:

“I know that after so much war, many Americans are asking whether we are confronted by a cancer that has no immediate cure,” he said, speaking from a lectern in his West Wing office. “The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it.”

The President’s speech comes after 14 people were killed and 21 injured in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California while coming together for a holiday party. Obama said that while there was no evidence the shooters were directed by a terror network overseas or part of a broader plot, “the two of them had gone down the dark path of radicalization.”

“This was an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people,” he said in the 13-minute address.

Watch full speech below:

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