Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama has a "fundamental" set of options for a military response to the crisis in Iraq, a White House official told CNN Monday. The options could be tweaked or changed somewhat, the official added.
The President's entire national security team spent much of the weekend urgently preparing options for potential military action against the militant group ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, senior administration officials said. Obama will review those options with national security officials Monday evening, incoming press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.
Asked whether the President will be presented with a range of options, Earnest said he did not want to get ahead of the meeting. Obama "will be updated with (the national security team's) ongoing effort," Earnest said.
Administration officials are cautioning any possible military strike against Iraq would be limited in scope. There would be "no open-ended military commitment," Earnest said.