Meeting with top military commanders from coalition partners, President Obama is again warning of a long campaign against ISIS militants.
FOX News Radio’s Jared Halpern has more from the White House:
The war against ISIS is still in its early stages, President Obama warns.
(President Obama) “As with any military effort there will be days of progress and there are going to be periods of setback.”
Meeting with his own commanders and top military officers from 21 coalition partners, the President is stressing success.
(President Obama) “Stopping ISIL’s advance on Erbil, saving many civilians from massacre on Mt. Sinjar, retaking the Mosul Dam.”
But ISIS is making gains around Kobani in Syria, near Turkey, and Iraq’s Anbar province.
(President Obama) “Coalition airstrikes will continue.”
President Obama says the strategy must also include communicating an alternative vision to hateful ideology and sectarian strains in the region.
(President Obama) “This is not a classic army in which we defeat them on the battlefield and then they ultimately surrender.”
At the White House, Jared Halpern, Fox News Radio.