America's military and intelligence officers are pledging an even greater commitment to striking down the radical Islamic terrorist group ISIS.
This follows an international effort to track down those who killed American journalist James Foley and new threats to kill Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist being held hostage.
"We're pursuing a long-term strategy against ISIL (ISIS) because ISIL clearly poses a long-term threat," Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said.
"We'll work with our law enforcement, our intelligence and our military, partners, to try to bring justice to the Foley family and bring the full force of the United States to bear on these savages," FBI Direct James Comey said.
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The White House also released and defended details of an unsuccessful mission to rescue several Americans in Syria last month.
ISIS had demanded $130 million ransom for Foley, but the United States refused to consider it.
Meanwhile, the terrorist army has not only been trying to fill Americans with fear by killing Foley, they've also been doing it from inside U.S. borders.
In the last few weeks a photo tweet from an ISIS supporter in front of the White House was posted and a pro-ISIS banner surfaced at the Ferguson riots in Missouri.
But the danger may be more than just about a public relations war.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is just one of many who fear ISIS terrorists could have already entered the United States through the porous southern border.
"There is, I think, great concern, that the border between the United States and Mexico is unsecured and we don't know who is using that," Perry said.
"What I will share with you is that we've seen historic high levels of individuals from countries with terrorist ties over the course of the last four months," he continued. "Individuals from ISIS and other terrorist states could be, and I think it is a very real possibility, that they may have already used that."