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    Turkish Policy Toward Syria

    Panelists talked about Turkey’s policies toward Syria following increased violence by Islamic State militants in the region.

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    Defense Department Briefing on ISIS

    Lieutenant General James Terry briefed reporters and responded to questions on the U.S.-led strikes against ISIS* targets in Iraq and Syria. He gave an update on airstrike operations…

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    Conflict Resolution in Syria

    Ambassador Robert Ford and others talked about resolving the conflict in Syria. Ambassador Ford outlined why the Geneva talks failed to bring a resolution to the fighting in Syria, and…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Does the threat posed by ISIS* worry you?” br/ David…

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    Iraq Reconciliation

    Panelists that included Iraqi political scholars talked about the prospects for reconciliation of the different factions in Iraq. They focused on whether national reconciliation can…

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    Islamic State Threat Assessment

    Brett McGurk, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Obama administration’s strategy against Islamic…

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    Combating ISIS

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the motivations of foreign fighters, including Americans, who had joined the militant group *ISIS, and what the U.S. and its allies were doing to counter…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments a a new ISIS video that claims to show a beheading of an American aid worker. br/ The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified at a hearing on efforts to combat ISIS* militants who had taken over parts of Syria and…

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    Senator Corker on Combating Terrorists

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-TN) spoke to reporters after attending a closed-door hearing on the threat from the co-called Islamic State*. Senator…

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    Senator Cardin on Combating Terrorists

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Member Ben Cardin (D-MD) spoke to reporters after attending a closed-door hearing on the threat from the co-called Islamic State. br/ The Islamic State…

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    U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

    Washington Post Pentagon Correspondent Missy Ryan joined by telephone to discuss recent U.S. airstrikes in Syria.

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    Defense Department Issues

    Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey briefed reporters and responded to questions on a number of issues including the campaigns against Ebola and ISIL.* In response to questions…

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    Terrorist Financing

    Undersecretary David Cohen talked about U.S. strategy to undermine the financing of *ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq. He discussed the group’s diverse sources of revenue and the…

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    Defense Department Daily Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and answered their questions on a variety of military-related topics, including the latest actions against the self-declared Islamic State*…

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    Obama Administration Response to ISIL

    Middle East politics and policy experts talked about the Obama administration’s strategy toward combating Islamic State* militants in Syria and Iraq. Topics included U.S. and…

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    Military Operations in Iraq and Syria

    General Lloyd Austin briefed reporters and responded to questions on Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. Military operation against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. br/ The…

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    Modern Warfare

    Retired Colonel John Nagl talked about his book, Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice, on the changing realities of modern war. He also discussed efforts by the…

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    U.S.-Afghanistan Relations

    Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) spoke about U.S.-Afghanistan relations. Afterward he answered questions from moderator Stephen Hadley and members of the…

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    Defense Department Daily Briefing

    Rear Admiral Kirby responded questions from reporters on a variety of defense issues. Topics included U.S. strategy toward fighting ISIL* militants in Iraq and Syria and airstrikes…

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