White House Daily Briefing
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest responded to reporters' questions on a variety of topics, including the October 3, 2015, airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, in which at least 22 people were killed. Mr. Earnest called the airstrike a “profound tragedy.” Other topics included trade agreements, Russian activities in Syria, and gun control.824 views
Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Remarks on Gun Violence
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, spoke to supporters about gun control in a town hall meeting at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire. She called for universal background checks and for the end of gun show and online sale loopholes. She talked about the September 30, 2015, shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. She also asked Nicole Hockley, mother of six-year old Dylan Hockley who was killed in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, to come up and speak. Ms. Hockley talked about her son Dylan and the work of Sandy Hook Promise where she serves as managing director.741 views
Hospital Bombing in Afghanistan
General John Campbell, commander of the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, spoke to reporters about U.S. efforts to support Afghan forces fend off a Taliban attack in which a Doctors Without Borders hospital was accidentally hit by an airstrike, killing 22 people October 3, 2015.790 views
National Defense University Associate Professor Elena Pokalova talked about the rise of Russia’s interventionist military strategy in its experience combating terrorism in the North Caucasus and and their current strategy to defeat *ISIL.130 views
“Russia’s War Against Terror: the North Caucasus and Beyond” was a Kennan Institute program.
*The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
Military Operations in Afghanistan
General John Campbell, commander of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, testified on U.S. operations in Afghanistan. Topics included the Doctors Without Borders in Kundhz hospital that was accidentally hit in a U.S. airstrike, U.S. troop levels and the drawdown plan, training and readiness of the Afghan security forces, and the threat of the Taliban and terrorist organizations to the security and stability of the Afghan government.1,397 views