Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, released the following statement after President Obama addressed the country on the ongoing threat of ISIL.

         “The President continues to demonstrate that he does not have a strategy to defeat ISIL and rhetoric alone is not enough to quell the ongoing threats posed by ISIL to the U.S. and our allies. Now, more than ever, ISIL directly threatens the safety and security of the American citizens here at home."

On November 18th, Congressman Turner sent a letter to President Obama questioning the intelligence provided to his Administration leading to the conclusion that ISIL is ‘contained’.