Francois Hollande

Hollande Meets With Obama: 4 Things to Watch

Obama and Hollande met on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in June in Germany. (Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images File Photo)

French President Francois Hollande will find a reluctant partner in President Barack Obama when the two leaders meet Tuesday at the White House.  

Lawmakers and experts expect Hollande will ask Obama, commander in chief of the massive U.S. security apparatus, to take new action against the Islamic State extremist group after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. But Obama has pledged to provide "whatever resources" France needs and defensively signaled he is not inclined to alter his strategy against the group, also known as ISIS or ISIL Hollande is due to huddle with Obama Tuesday to discuss how to respond to the Paris attacks. The French leader will not stay overnight, instead flying to Moscow for a similar meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.