Obama to build global coalition against IS

World Today

U.S. President Barack Obama is set to brief Congress Tuesday about his plan to build the a broad international coalition to defeat the Islamic State terrorists.

U.S. diplomats are working to build the coalition. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Jordan and Saudi Arabia this week to line up support for the plan. The Arab League also voted Monday to fight IS, but has not released any specific details.

Obama will brief congressional leaders Tuesday before making a speech to the American public Wednesday to lay out the plan. He has said repeatedly that the plan will not include American troops on the ground in Iraq or Syria.

CCTV America’s Jim Spellman reports.

Obama to build intl. coalition against IS

U.S. President Barack Obama is set to brief Congress Tuesday about his plan to build the a broad international coalition to defeat the Islamic State terrorists.