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    State Department Daily Briefing

    State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki briefed reporters and answered their questions on a variety of topics, including the reported identity of the Briton *ISIL militant known as Jihadi…

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    U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State Terrorists

    Retired General John Allen, the special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter ISIL, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the U.S. strategy and…

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    Evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen

    John Hudson talked about his piece in Foreign Policy on the evacuation of the U.S. embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a. This program was part of a “Washington Journal”…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to questions from reporters on a variety of issues, including relations with Qatar and remarks by Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald that he served in the…

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    U.S.-Qatari Relations

    President Obama met with Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani for a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office about U.S.-Qatar relations. Afterwards, they spoke to reporters,…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Should the U.S. use troops to fight ISIS?” The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria…

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    Yemen and Libya Violence

    Experts on Yemen and Libya talked about the violence in both of those countries. They focused on the broader implications of the instability in both the Middle East and North Africa,…

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    Authorization for the Use of Military Force Request

    Jennifer Daskal and Charles Stimson talked about the legal issues surrounding President Obama’s request for authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against ISIS. The…

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    Authorization for the Use of Military Force Request

    Daniel Newshauser talked about congressional reaction to President Obama’s request for authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against ISIS. The Islamic State of Iraq…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby responded to questions by reporters on various military issues. Topics included a suicide attack that day by so-called Islamic State insurgents on an Iraqi air…

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    Islamic Extremism Threat

    Witnesses testified at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the threat posed by Islamic extremism and possible U.S. foreign policy implications. Retired Lieutenant General…

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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. Topics included Homeland Security Department funding and President Obama’s…

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    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and responded to questions on variety of issues. She addressed Department of Homeland Security funding, President Obama 's…

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    Authorization for Use of Military Force Request

    Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Emerging Threats Subcommittee, talked about President Obama’s authorization for use of military force (AUMF)…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer reaction to the strategy laid out in President Obama’s request for the authorization of…

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    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed his nation on the 36th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. He highlighted his administration’s achievements in the economy and…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international topics. Topics include the decision to vacate the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, following the…

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    National Security Strategy

    Two former undersecretaries of Defense for policy, Eric Edelman and Michele Flournoy, testified on national security threats facing the U.S. They answered questions on Iran’s nuclear…

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    U.S.-Iran Relations

    Former Representative Jim Slattery (D-KS) talked about his December 2014 trip to Iran and his views on prospects for improved U.S.-Iran relations. He said he was hopeful about the…

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    Combating ISIS

    Regional experts and a former U.S. Army colonel who served in Iraq talked about the role played by Shiite militias in Syria and Iran in the fight against ISIS. The Islamic State of Iraq…

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