(AP Photo/Saul Loeb, POOL PHOTO)
(AP Photo/Saul Loeb, POOL PHOTO)

President Obama laid out his game plan for defeating ISIS in a prime-time televised address to the nation.

FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington.

Saying the U.S. will hunt down terrorists wherever they are, the President announced America will lead a broad coalition to roll back the threat of the terror group...

(President Obama) "Our objective is clear. We will degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL." 

President Obama said the plan involves air strikes in Syria, and arming moderate rebels there...

(President Obama) "We must strengthen the opposition as the best counterweight to extremists like ISIL."

The President stressed this will NOT be like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio.

(AP Photo/Saul Loeb, POOL PHOTO)
(AP Photo/Saul Loeb, POOL PHOTO)

President Obama lays out a four pronged approach to defeating ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Fox News Radio's Jared Halpern has more from the White House.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports.

With the ultimate goal of degrading and defeating ISIS... President Obama says the U.S. will lead a broad coalition to take on that threat.

(President Obama) "American power can make a decisive difference, but we cannot do for Iraqis what they must do for themselves."

That decisive difference will come from U.S. airstrikes targeting ISIS wherever they are, including inside Syria.

(President Obama) "Moreover, I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country wherever they are."

And, while nearly 500 more U.S. troops are headed to Iraq, the President announced they will not be a combat force. Rather, they'll provide training for Iraqi forces. The President also calling on Congress to give authority to train and equip moderate rebel fighters in Syria.

(President Obama) "We must strengthen the opposition as the best counterweight to extremists like ISIL."

That sparking a fierce debate on Capitol Hill, potentially setting up a contentious vote just weeks before the mid-term elections.

At the White House, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.

FOX News Radio's Emily Wither reports on the attacks and murders already committed by ISIS -- and how the militants are trying to change the face of the region:

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