It's time to go after ISIS in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama will tell the country Wednesday night in a nationally televised address intended to sell stepped-up military efforts to a war-weary public.
The president will need to convince the American people that ISIS is a major threat to the United States and military action is necessary.
So how did this group - a group that the president called a "JV team" only months ago become so powerful?
Deborah Feyerick has our report.
President Obama will lay out his strategy Wednesday night for attacking the terror group ISIS. The group that has beheaded two Americans. The group that has taken over towns and cities across Iraq and Syria.
The U.S. has already launched 154 strikes against ISIS targets in Iraq, and there are already more than 1,043 U.S. troops in Iraq.
What are the U.S. military options against ISIS?
OutFront, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Wesley Clark along with Dan Senor, President Bush's point man in Iraq at the beginning of the 2003 invasion.
Just one day before the anniversary of September 11th, the President is set to propose Wednesday night his strategy to combat ISIS at a moment when the nation is deeply concerned about the threat of terrorism against the U.S. homeland.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 8, 2014
This comes as terror analysts are warning some of the country's biggest landmarks are at risk.
CNN's Susan Candiotti has more OutFront.