In no uncertain terms, President Obama promised to destroy the Islamic State.
"We are intensifying our strategy on all fronts, with local partners on the ground. We are going to keep on rolling back ISIL in Iraq and in Syria, and take out more of their leaders and commanders so that they do not threaten us," Obama said Sunday, using an acronym for the Islamic State. "We will destroy this terrorist organization."
Obama spoke at the end of a nine-day trip to Turkey, the Philippines and Malaysia.