WATCH: Obama speaks from Pentagon on ISIS

President Obama will travel to the Pentagon Monday to be briefed on the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as the U.S. tries to erase gains made by the group in recent months.

Obama plans to meet with his national security team and speak on the subject in the afternoon, according to the White House, and deliver remarks at 3:55 p.m.


He is expected to be briefed on the war by Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, among others.

The president's rare visit to the Pentagon comes as he is deepening the U.S. military's involvement in Iraq to help drive back ISIS forces.

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