Ahead of the nation's busiest holiday season, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday he knows of no "specific threat" to the U.S. — and remains confident that "ISIS will be defeated."
"ISIS is not 10-feet tall," Kerry said on NBC's "Today" show. "The pace has to be picked up and more needs to be done and everybody understands that."
"People need to not panic. There is a strategy in place, growing by the day," said Kerry, who's in the United Arab Emirates, his first stop during his Middle East visit that also will include stops in Israel and the West Bank.
He is scheduled to meet with senior government officials to discuss the situation in Syria and a recent spate of violence in the area.