Obama to deliver speech next week on ISIS strategy

The president will use the speech to outline the nature of the threat — serious, but not an imminent threat to the homeland — and the strategy for confronting it.

It is not expected that he will make any major new announcements such as a decision on Syria air strikes, but he will describe the efforts he is already taking, including air strikes in Iraq and building an international coalition.

In other words, the president wants to leave no doubt he does in fact have a strategy for taking on ISIS despite his words two weeks ago — “We don’t have a strategy yet” — when asked about taking on ISIS in Syria.