We're now hearing from local veterans ..who are responding to President Obama's decisions on Iraq. The President is responding to militant attacks on cities throughout Iraq. He laid out priorities and steps to take, following a meeting with his national security advisors. The President is sending as many as 300 military advisors. He's also increasing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, to better understand the threats. Channel 4's Kent Justice joins us now live from outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars event downtown. Kent, how are our local vets reacting? 3 3 3 We've talked with some of the American heroes arriving here for a conference.We've also heard the frustration from some - who can't believe what they fought for in Iraq - seems to be crumbling. 3 TAKE SOT James Heeter James Heeter served in the Army - with combat duty in Iraq in 2005- 2006.He's frustrated by the situation with ISIL militants attacking cities Heeter fought in or around.He doesn't seem anxious for Americans to return to Iraq for combat - but he's upset Iraqi forces aren't defending themselves very well.TAKE SOT TAKE SOT COL. LOVING Colonel Len Loving served 32 years in the Marines - and now runs the Five Star Veterans Center.He has his concerns - but appreciates the President's decisions announced Thursday - especially after all the resources the United StateS poured into rebuilding Iraq. TAKE SOT TAKE SOT 13.37.25-ISH 3 The President gave five ways he thinks the United States needs to respond.Included in that agenda is gathering more intelligence about The President gave five ways he thinks the United States needs to respond.Included in that agenda is gathering more intelligence about the insurgents - should America decide to launch what the President called "targeted strikes" against ISIL. Kent, did any of the veterans you spoke with hope for a DIFFERENT response from the President?