President Obama during a Thursday news conference admitted his administration doesn't have a strategy yet for defeating ISIL.
“I am confident that as commander in chief, I have the authority to engage in the acts that we are conducting currently. As our strategy develops, we will continue to consult with Congress, and I do think it will be important for Congress to weigh in, and that our consultations with Congress continue to develop so that the American people are part of the debate. But, I don't want to put the cart before the horse. We don't have a strategy yet. What I've seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we're at than we currently are. And I think that's not just my assessment, but the assessment of the military as well," Obama said.
CNN slammed President Obama’s lack of strategy calling it “odd” and "strange":