President Obama is set to deliver a speech Wednesday night, outlining his plan to respond to the threat of Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, a group calling itself the Islamic State.
The plan is unlikely to include U.S. combat boots on the ground, said U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Instead, that should come from local players.
"If you look in Iraq, you see the Kurds, you see the Iraqis now getting their act together now that they have got a new government," said Senator Boxer. "These are the people who have the most at stake in the region."