Obama did not announce any new measures on Sunday. However, he specified that it will take years to destroy the Islamic State. “The terrorist threat has evolved into a new phase,” Obama cocluded. He highlighted new commitments from France, Germany and the United Kingdom to step up their own contribution to the fight and airstrikes against the Islamic State in recent weeks. The Republicans reacted criticizing the missing of a more aggressive strategy of the actual administration against terrorists. “It is time for a dramatic shift in both foreign and national security policy,” Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said.