Obama Prepares Potential Long-Term Strategy Against ISIS

The president to lay out his plan to fight the militant group operating in parts of Syria, Iraq.
1:39 | 09/08/14

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That's right. Right after Thi this @doctorrichardbesser. The islamic militants have taken over parts of Iraq and Syria. President Obama will lay out his plan to defeat them in Washington on Wednesday. Jon Karl joins us now. One thing is clear. This plan is not a quick fix. Reporter: That's right. White house officials say this will take years. It is unlikely Isis will be defeated before the president leaves office. He's seeking to reassure the plu public that he does have a strategy for ultimately defeating this group. He'll say that the U.S., with a growing list of coalition partners, is now on the offensive. What began as a mission to protect U.S. Personnel and civilians is now pushing the group back. The one thing the president is not ready to do, not yet, is to order air strikes on Syria. His top militaried a virz said if you're going to defeat this group, you have to hit them there. The president said he thinks he has all the power he needs from congress to take on isi sir S right now. Does that hold if he wants to go into Syria? Reporter: The president will meet with the top congressional leaders tomorrow. A lot of consultation if Washington. White house officials won't directly answer whether or not he would need a vote in congress before ordered air strikes in Syria. Okay, Jon, thank you very

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