President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the fight against Islamic terrorism is one that will last a generation.
“We know that in some form this violent extremism will be with us for years to come. In too many parts of the world, especially in the Middle East, there’s been a breakdown of order that’s been building for decades, and it’s unleashed forces that are going to take a generation to resolve,” Obama said during a speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.
The president’s speech focused on his military accomplishments and laying out a vision for the future.
Speaking about the threat of terrorism, Obama said domestic terrorism brings a unique challenge.