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    Defense Department Briefing

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey briefed reporters on the latest developments in Iraq and Syria, including the failed military rescue mission in…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “How far should the U.S. go to fight ISIS?” Jeff Mason, White House reporter for Reuters, spoke by phone about…

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    ISIS Beheading of U.S. Journalist

    President Obama made a statement about the death of U.S. photojournalist James Foley, a foreign correspondent who went missing in Syria in 2012. ISIS militants released a video that day…

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    Defense Department Daily Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby responded to questions on a variety of military issues, including U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and the so-called “militarization” of local police forces in…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Marie Harf briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues, including ongoing U.S. operations in northern Iraq and criticism of the U.S. human rights…

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    Iraq Strategy and Shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

    President Obama made a statement on the latest developments in Iraq, saying that the Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapturing the Mosul Dam was a “major step forward” in the ongoing…

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    ISIS, Iraq, and Kurds

    Karwan Zebari talked about the the fight against the Sunni militant group ISIS in Iraq from his perspective as director of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s U.S. office. He…

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    U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq

    Colonel Cedric Leighton (Ret.) talked about the U.S. campaign in Iraq, including the airstrikes that day near Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, and the potential endgame for operations…

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    Representative Becerra Town Hall Meeting

    Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA) held a town hall with constituents. He spoke about topics such as the economy, unaccompanied immigrant children, and U.S. foreign policy. The…

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    National Security and the Middle East

    National security and Middle East policy experts assessed U.S. national security threats in the Middle East and the Obama administration’s foreign policy in the region. They…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters on a variety of defense-related issues. Regarding military operations in Iraq, he said the situation for members of a religious minority group…

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    President Obama's Strategy in Iraq

    Foreign and national security policy scholars assessed the Obama administration’s strategy in Iraq in response to the advance of the Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and…

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    Iraq Strategy and Shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

    President Obama made a statement on the latest developments in Iraq. He lauded progress in Iraq, but added that U.S. air strikes would continue where needed. He also spoke about…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Marie Harf briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a range of international issues, including U.S. strikes against ISIS* in Iraq, efforts to provide aid to members of a…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz briefed reporters and answered questions at the daily White House briefing. Ben Rhodes also provided an update on U.S. airstrikes and…

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Do you believe U.S. inaction in Syria led to the current Iraq crisis?” Sean Sullivan was interviewed by phone about…

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    Secretary Hagel on Iraq

    Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that President Obama authorized temporarily sending approximately 130 additional U.S. military personnel to northern Iraq as advisers to assist with the…

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    United Nations News Conference

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon held a news conference at U.N. headquarters in New York City. He gave an update on the Ebola virus outbreak in Western Africa, and the…

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    New Iraqi Prime Minister

    Colleen McCain Nelson was interviewed by phone about the nomination of Haider al-Abadi as Iraq’s next prime minister. She talked about the political implications of the nomination…

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    Military Operations in Iraq

    Lieutenant General William Mayville updated reporters on military operations in Iraq. He talked about the humanitarian efforts and the targeted airstrikes used to disrupt advances by…

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