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Obama Meets in Situation Room Ahead of National Address

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with members of the National Security Council in the Situation Room of the White House, Sept. 10, 2014. Pete Souza / The White House

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met with members of the National Security Council Wednesday in the Situation Room in the White House.

Obama will make a prime-time address Wednesday evening to warn the nation that Islamic militants pose a threat to U.S. national security and that the American people should expect the fight against the terror group will require a longstanding commitment, according to the White House.