In a rare move today, President Obama opened a meeting of his National Security Council called to discuss strategy against the Islamic State. Then he spoke with reporters, telling them, "We are hitting ISIL harder than ever. Coalition aircraft, our fighters, bombers and drones have been increasing the pace of airstrikes -- nearly 9000 as of today. Last month in November, we dropped more bombs on ISIL targets than in any other month since this campaign started." Josh Lederman, White House reporter for the Associated Press, has more on this story.