Obama's ISIS Offensive Is Not 'War,' Kerry Insists

Kerry says ISIS offensive is "kinetic military action."

In his national address, Obama avoided using the word "war," calling the offensive he outlined as a “counter-terrorism campaign.”

Kerry was asked today whether the U.S. was at war with ISIS.

"No. Look, we’re engaged in a counterterrorism operation of a significant order," the secretary responded. "And counterterrorism operations can take a long time, they go on. I think 'war' is the wrong reference term with respect to that, but obviously it involves kinetic military action."