Obama met a group of Congressional leadership ahead of his address to the nation during which he would announce US strategy to deal with ISIS threat.
"The President told the leaders that he has the authority he needs to take action against ISIS in accordance with the mission he will lay out in his address tomorrow night. He reiterated his belief that the nation is stronger and our efforts more effective when the President and Congress work together to combat a national security threat like ISIS," a White House statement said.
Obama told the leaders that he would welcome action by the Congress that would aid the overall effort and demonstrate to the world that US is united in defeating the threat from ISIS, the statement said.
At the White House, Obama met John Boehner, Speaker of US House of representatives; Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi, the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, and the Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell.
"The Speaker said the spread of radicalized Islam is a global epidemic and our national objective must be to defeat and destroy ISIS. He asked the president to define success in those terms when he addresses the nation tomorrow night," an aide to the Speaker said.
Boehner expressed support for certain options that have been proposed by the president, such as increasing the effectiveness of the Iraqi Security Forces and training and equipping the Syrian opposition.

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"The Speaker made it clear that ISIS is preparing to fight us, and that as we learned in Syria, the longer we wait, the more difficult our choices become. It is in the best interests of the US and our allies to put in place a strategy that rises to the challenge of the threat we face, and takes the fight directly to ISIS in a decisive fashion," the aide quoted the Speaker as saying.
According to the aide, Boehner said that he would support the President if he chose to deploy the military to help train and play an advisory role for the Iraqi Security Forces and assist with lethal targeting of ISIS leadership.
"The Speaker made clear that the administration should re-examine our border and homeland policies and authorities to determine whether there are loopholes or weaknesses that could expose the homeland to an immediate ISIL-linked attack," the aide said.
Meanwhile, US Senator John Cornyn in a statement urged the President to go beyond the rhetoric and offer a clear explanation of US military and strategic objectives.
"I urge him to explain how and why the Islamic State poses a dangerous threat to US national security interests, which I believe it does. I believe he thinks it does. So I hope he will explain it to the American people so they can understand it," Cornyn said.

France doesn't rule out sending troops to fight IS: Govt
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian Tuesday said that dispatching French forces on the ground to fight Islamic State fighters in Iraq was possible as part of the international community efforts to curb terrorism in the region.

On being asked by the local broadcaster Europe 1 if Paris intended to send ground troops in the conflict-torn Arab country, Le Drian said: "We'll not state how we are acting; we'll see when it will happen."

"France in the international coalition outlined at the NATO summit last week and it is in the process to take shape," a news agency quoted him as adding.

According to medias reported ‘nothing was excluded’ to quell militants of the Islamic State (IS) which recruited hundreds of young and radicalized French nationals who, local authorities said could pose threat to the country's security once returned home.

Last Friday at a NATO conference, French President Francois Hollande said that France is ‘ready to take action provided there's the political framework and respect for international law’.

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