By Steve Neavling
Speaking from the Oval Office for only the third time, President Obama told Americans that the U.S. is prepared to combat the “evolving” threat of terrorism, NBC News reports. 
Obama said there are “growing efforts by terrorists to poison the minds” of home-grown attackers are evolving.”
“As a father to two young daughters who are the most precious part of my life, I know that we see ourselves with friends and co-workers at a holiday party like the one in San Bernardino. I know we see our kids in the faces of the young people killed in Paris,” Obama said.
“And I know that after so much war, many Americans are asking whether we are confronted by a cancer that has no immediate cure,” he said, before answering: “The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it.”
Obama also called ISIS a “cult of death” that “does not speak for Islam.”
To read the full transcript of the address, click here.