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Presidential addresses from Oval Office since 1981

By The Associated Press

GEORGE W. BUSH

--War on terror in Iraq, Sept. 13, 2007

--War on terror, Sept. 11, 2006

--Immigration reform, May 15, 2006

--Iraq and the war on terror, Dec. 18, 2005

--Beginning of combat operations in Iraq, March 19, 2003

--Terrorist attacks, Sept. 11, 2001

BILL CLINTON

--Airstrikes against Serbian targets in Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), March 24, 1999

--U.S. military strike on Iraq, Dec. 16, 1998

--U.S. military strike on terrorist sites in Afghanistan and Sudan, Aug. 20, 1998

--Peace agreement in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nov. 27, 1995

--Balanced budget plan, June 13, 1995

--Iraq, Oct. 10, 1994

--Haiti, Sept. 18, 1994

--Haiti, Sept. 15, 1994

--Somalia, Oct. 7, 1993

--National economic program, Aug. 3, 1993

--Strike on Iraqi intelligence headquarters, June 26, 1993

--National economic program, Feb. 15, 1993

GEORGE H.W. BUSH

--Somalia, Dec. 4, 1992

--Hurricane Andrew disaster relief, Sept. 1, 1992

--Los Angeles riots, May 1, 1992

--Reducing U.S. and Soviet nuclear weapons, Sept. 27, 1991

--Nomination of Robert Gates as CIA director, Sept. 13, 1991

--Suspension of allied combat operations in the Persian Gulf, Feb. 27, 1991

--Beginning of allied military action in the Persian Gulf, Jan. 16, 1991

--Federal budget agreement, Oct. 2, 1990

--U.S. military deployment to Saudi Arabia, Aug. 8, 1990

--U.S. military action in Panama, Dec. 20, 1989

--National drug control strategy, Sept. 5, 1989

RONALD REAGAN

--Aid to the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance, Feb. 2, 1988

--Nomination of Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court, Oct. 14, 1987

--First of several Oval Office addresses on Iran arms and Contra aid controversy, Nov. 13, 1986

--U.S. airstrike against Libya, April 14, 1986

--Nicaragua, March 16, 1986

--Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, Jan. 28, 1986

--Address on eve of the presidential election, Nov. 5, 1984

--Observance of Independence Day, July 4, 1984

--U.S. policy in Central America, May 9, 1984

--Announcement of Reagan-Bush candidacies for re-election, Jan. 29, 1984

--Events in Lebanon and Grenada, Oct. 27, 1983

--Soviet attack on a Korean civilian airliner, Sept. 5, 1983

--Announcement of new multinational force in Lebanon, Sept. 20, 1982

--Christmas and the situation in Poland, Dec. 23, 1981

--U.S. economy, Feb. 5, 1981

Sources: AP News Research Center, American Presidency Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara

By The Associated Press  |  June 15, 2010; 3:57 PM ET
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