WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT) - President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande will hold a joint news conference at 11:30 a.m.
The two began talks in Washington on Tuesday on an international campaign against ISIS, however those efforts could be complicated due to Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane.
The militant group claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris which left more than 100 dead.
President Obama faces pressure on both domestic and international fronts to ramp up U.S. efforts to destroy ISIS. So far, Obama is resisting calls to significantly escalate his approach, and instead is focused on getting other countries to offer more counterintelligence, humanitarian and military assistance.
"The United States is certainly pulling more than our own weight," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday. "And we believe that there is more that can be done if countries are willing to contribute additional resources."
The U.S. campaign has centered largely on airstrikes as well as the training and assisting of security forces on the ground in Iraq. Efforts to train and equip moderate rebel groups in Syria have struggled, and Obama has authorized the deployment of 50 special operations forces to the country to jumpstart the program.
France has stepped up its airstrikes following the Paris attacks, relying in part on U.S. intelligence to hit targets in Raqqa, the Islamic State group's stronghold in Syria. British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday he would seek parliamentary approval this week for Britain to begin airstrikes as well.
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