President Obama announced that he will send up to 300 advisers/trainers to Iraq to help the government in its struggle against ISIS militants.
We will also have continued surveillance and intelligence gathering. The President did not announce any air strikes at this point, but left the door open for such strikes in the future.
He said that he would continue to consult with Congress, but did not say that he would seek authorization if he decides to do air strikes.
He reiterated the need for the Iraqis to unite and form a more inclusive government, saying that the solution ultimately must be political, not military.