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Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey on ISIS Threat
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on President Obama’s strategy for combating ISIS* militants. Secretary Hagel outlined the administration’s approach that includes expanded airstrikes, additional U.S. personnel in Iraq, and training Syrian rebel forces opposed to ISIS. General Dempsey said he supports the president’s strategy but added that if building a coalition fails, his recommendations could include ground forces.1,295 views
The hearing was briefly interrupted throughout by protestors.
Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) spoke with reporters for several minutes after the hearing ended.
*The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks
The House Select Committee on Benghazi heard testimony from Homeland Security and Secret Service officials on the implementation of the Accountability Board’s recommendations following the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.0 views