|Kristina Fernandez |||Sep 10, 2014 01:59 AM EDT|
(Photo : Reuters / Larry Downing) U.S. President Barack Obama will address the American nation tonight on his anti-ISIS strategy.
U.S. President Barack Obama will address the country on Wednesday evening to lay out his strategy for fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).
The prime-time speech will be given at 9 p.m. from the State Floor, White House press secretary John Earnest announced.
The Obama administration has been forming an international coalition to fight ISIS, but has revealed very little information on how exactly the coalition will function.
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Obama previewed his anti-ISIS strategy in an interview with NBC aired on Sunday, citing how important for the American people to understand the threat ISIS poses to the region and the world.
The president has also expressed confidence that the United States, with its regional and international allies, is capable of defeating the terror organization.
The Obama administration unveiled this week a three-year military campaign that will systematically degrade the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's capabilities, reported The New York Times.
Asked what the U.S. will do to achieve this goal, Earnest made reference to previous counterterrorism campaigns that the "president has ordered and have been successfully executed by the United States military and with the support and in conjunction with our allies around the world."
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke in a separate press conference, saying that the Wednesday speech would give more details on a coordinated international approach to defeating the Islamic caliphate-establishing group.
Kerry underscored the key roles other nations could play in eliminating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) threat and the seemingly empty vision it represents. Kerry is presently in the Middle East, enlisting countries in the region to support the international anti-ISIS coalition.
Beyond outlining the strategy, the Obama administration is building support for his anti-ISIS strategy on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, administration officials briefed the members of the House on the ISIS threat and will do the same with the senators come Wednesday.
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