Although he stressed he would not put troops in combat roles there, Obama announced that he is sending another 475 service members to Iraq.
While experts differed on what Obama should say, they cautioned against drawing any bright lines for future military involvement.
Most media outlets refer to the violent terrorist group as "ISIS" rather than "ISIL." Some people don't like that.
I'm not trying to scare people about a particular threat but we do have to be on our guard, says Rep. Peter King, (R-N.Y.), discussing what he hopes to hear from President Obama about combating terrorist threats.
CNBC's John Harwood provides results of an NBC/WSJ poll that reveals how Americans feel about President Obama's strategy on ISIS ahead of the president's Wednesday night address.
Turkey is in a tough position with ISIS but it is essential to any multilateral coalition against the Islamic State, says David Phillips.
The U.S. attacked al-Shabab not only for its current capabilities, but to safeguard against its future potential, experts said.
To the Islamic State, Obama's indecision reads as weakness, says ex-State Dept adviser David Phillips. The US needs to decide on its goal in Iraq.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports ISIS militants posted a YouTube video of the execution of 250 Syrian soldiers.
President Obama put the brakes on the prospects of U.S. airstrikes against Islamic militants in Syria, saying “we don't have a strategy yet.”
Col. Jack Jacobs, MSNBC military analyst, discusses the growing threat of ISIS and shares his thoughts on airstrikes targeting Syria. We are sorely lacking information, says Jacobs.
NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports on a failed U.S. commando mission to rescue Americans held in Syria by ISIS.
"No just God would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day," Obama says of the terrorists who beheaded James Foley.
CNBC's Scott Wapner and Eamon Javers discuss President Obama's remarks regarding ISIS, and the killing of American journalist James Foley.
President Obama says the U.S. will do what's necessary to see justice is done and acts against ISIS standing among others, after remarking on the murder of American journalist James Foley by ISIS.
President Obama remarks on the murder of American journalist James Foley by ISIS, who was taken hostage nearly 2 years ago in Syria.
American journalist James Foley, who went missing in Syria two years, has apparently been executed by ISIS militants, reports CNBC's Sara Eisen.
The Islamic State (ISIS) claims to have beheaded American journalist James Foley and has threatened the life of another. NBC reports.
This group is the point of the spear against Islamic extremism. So why is the US ignoring them?, asks David Phillips.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized President Obama's Syria policy. CNBC's John Harwood reports Hillary Clinton is putting distance between her and President Obama.