Reuters | June 24, 2005
President Bush will deliver a major address to U.S. troops and the nation about Iraq on Tuesday night from the U.S. military base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the White House said.
"This is a critical moment in Iraq," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said on Friday in announcing the speech. "This is a real time of testing."
McClellan said the speech would be delivered at 8 p.m., and that the White House has asked U.S. television networks to air the address live.
Bush is expected to use the prime time speech to outline his strategy in Iraq amid increasing public doubts about the war.
McClellan said Bush will be "very specific about the way forward in Iraq."
McClellan said Americans have been "seeing disturbing images" of bloodshed in Iraq, but that the president was "confident that the American people understand the importance of succeeding in Iraq."