Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on President Obama’s strategy for combating ISIS* militants. They outlined the administration’s approach that includes expanded airstrikes, additional U.S. personnel in Iraq, and training Syrian rebel forces opposed to ISIS.
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
The Supreme Court considered the case from 2012: "Zivotofsky v. Secretary of State Clinton", which looked at whether the regulation of passports is a political question that should not be considered in the courts. In an upcoming Supreme Court case, Menachem Zivotofsky, by his Parents and Guardians and Others, Petitioners v. Secretary of State Kerry, Respondent", the Court will consider whether the Congressional law that orders the Secretary of State to list people born in Jerusalem as born in Israel is an unconstitutional infringement of the President’s recognition powers.Edward Harris, Assistant Dean & Associate Professor for International Programs at the Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, discussed details of both the pending and historic cases.