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"I think we will be fighting ISIS a year from now"

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U.S. Army Pfc. Jason Dore looks for any possible enemy contact in western Baghdad, Iraq. 2007

In a prime time address on Wednesday, President Obama will announce how the U.S. plans to confront the threat from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

In this politics day edition of River to River, Iowa State University political scientists Jim McCormick and

"[President Obama] has to indicate that he has support from European allies and from Middle Eastern states as well," says Jim McCormick.

Richard Mansbach analyze the level of support the president has from Congress and from the American people for military action against ISIS.

"I don't think you'll get too sophisticated a response from Obama," says Richard Mansbach. "Two days ago, he didn't have a strategy."

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River