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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Lisa Curtis talked about the Obama administration’s strategy toward ISIL* in Iraq and Syria, as well as the role played by U.S. allies in the region. A video clip was shown of…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to reporters' questions on a variety of topics, including Vice President Biden’s surprise visit to Iraq that day and the April 27, 2016, airstrike by the Assad…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified at a hearing on operations against ISIL,* including the Obama administration decision to…

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    Military Operations in Iraq and Syria

    Major General Peter Gersten, Operation Inherent Resolve deputy commander for operations and intelligence, briefed reporters in the Pentagon by teleconference from Baghdad and responded to…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Peter Cook briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of military-related topics. Questions focused on President Obama’s order to send up to 250 addtional…

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    President Obama Speech at Hannover Messe

    President Obama spoke at the opening of an industrial trade show in Hannover, Germany. He talked about the importance of a strong, unified Europe and about European migration. He…

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    Middle East Security Challenges

    General James Mattis, former commander of U.S. Central Command, spoke about security and military challenges in the Middle East. In his remarks he said Iran is the most enduring threat…

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    ISIS Sale of Antiquities

    The Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on how ISIS* is profiting from its theft and looting of antiquities,…

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    Military Operations in Iraq and Syria

    Colonel Steve Warren, spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve, briefed reporters at the Pentagon via satellite about targeted airstrikes against militants in Iraq and Syria. He…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Mark Toner briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international topics. He announced that a U.S. citizen held in Syria had been released. He could not…

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    U.S. Policy Toward the Middle East

    Panelists talked about the United States' Middle East policy. Panelists included a former Iraqi deputy ambassador to the U.N., journalist Robin Wright, a former Republican presidential…

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    Syrian Civil War

    The Hudson Institute hosted a discussion on the Syrian civil war, including U.S. policy toward the region and humanitarian concerns as the conflict entered its fifth year.

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    Military Operations in Iraq and Syria

    Operation Inherent Resolve Spokesperson Colonel Steve Warren spoke to reporters at the Pentagon via satellite about targeted airstrikes against ISIL* militants in Iraq and Syria and showed…

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    Combating Terrorism in Iraq and Syria

    Rear Admiral Andrew Lewis, joint staff vice director for operations, briefed reporters and responded to their questions on combating ISIS* in Iraq and Syria. He said coalition forces…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Peter Cook briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of military-related topics, including a recent U.S. airstrike in Somalia against the al-Shabab militant group.

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    Bashar al-Assad's Role in Syria

    Experts analyzed the actions of about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s role in his nation’s civil war and whether he can play a role in the country’s future.

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    Israel and the Middle East

    Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Itamar Rabinovich talked about Israel’s role in the Middle East and approach toward issues, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict…

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    Military Operations in Iraq and Syria

    Colonel Steven Warren, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesperson, spoke by video from Baghdad to brief reporters at the Pentagon on the U.S.-led military campaign against ISIS* militants in…

    227 views
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    Defense Department Briefing on Military Operations Against ISIS

    British Major General Doug Chalmers, Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve deputy commander for support, briefed reporters and responded to questions on military operations…

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    Syrian Conflict

    Samar Ali talked about the history and current state of the conflict in Syria and her proposals for countering violent extremism in the Middle East. She argued that the Syrian refugee…

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