JOSH EARNEST: This is not a situation where itβs the United States against ISIL. The fact is, ISIL has indicated that theyβre ready to go to war against the world. And this president β as is expected of American presidents β is stepping up to lead an international coalition to confront that threat, and to deny ISIL a safe-haven. And ultimately this international coalition will be responsible for degrading and destroying ISIL. So I think what you could conclude from this is the United States is at war with ISIL, in the same way that weβre at war with al-Qaeda and its al-Qaeda affiliates all around the globe.