U.S. President Barack Obama lands at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland after the NATO summit in Wales. Rough Cut. (No Reporter Narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama touched down at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Friday evening (September 5) after an overseas visit to Estonia and Wales for a NATO summit. Earlier in the day, Obama and ministers of 10 nations met on the sidelines of the summit to form what Washington called a "core coalition". Obama said key NATO allies stood ready to join the United States in military action to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq as he vowed to 'take out' leaders of a movement he said was a major threat to the West. Obama said that Washington would hunt down and dismantle the organisation, which has seized swathes of Iraq and Syria, in the same way it had tackled al Qaeda since the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States and was doing to al-Shabaab in Somalia. Ministers from Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Italy, Poland, Denmark and non-NATO Australia attended the talks with the U.S. secretaries of state and defence, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel. Before heading home, Obama made an unscheduled visit to Britain's prehistoric Stonehenge monument.