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    Military Air Operations Against Terrorists

    Air Force Major General Jeffrey Harrigian briefed reporters on the role of air power in current military operations against ISIL in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State in Iraq and the…

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    Iraqi President on Combating Militants

    Iraqi President Fuad Masum talked about militant violence in Iraq and Syria and ongoing military strikes against ISIL* targets in those countries. He discussed the origins of ISIL, the…

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    Representative Steven Horsford on Campaign 2014

    Representative Steven Horsford (D-NV) talked about the 2014 midterm elections, President Obama’s management of U.S.-led efforts in the Middle East, and his participation in the…

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    Representative John Fleming on Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

    Representative John Fleming (R-LA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, talked about the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State* militants in Iraq and Syria and why he…

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    Jacqueline Klimas on Congressional Action on Iraq and Syria

    Jacqueline Klimas, Capitol Hill reporter for the Washington Times, talked by telephone about how members of Congress were responding to calls for them to return and vote on the use of…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines, including a line only for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, were open for viewer comments on the question: “Should Congress Return and Vote on Iraq and, Syria?”…

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    Iraqi President's U.N. Address

    Iraqi President Fuad Masum addressed the United Nations General Assembly. He thanked the international community for their support and aid thus far in Iraq’s fight to combat…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chair General Martin Dempsey briefed reporters about ongoing military operations against ISIS* in Syria and Iraq. They also briefly…

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    Executive Branch Legal Authority to Fight ISIS

    Stephen Vladeck and Charles Stimson talked about legal questions surrounding President Obama’s strategy toward fighting ISIS* militants in Iraq and Syria. They also discussed the…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Do you have confidence in U.S. strategy against *ISIS?” Colum Lynch was interviewed by phone about reaction to…

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    U.N. Security Council Meeting on Terrorism

    President Obama presided over a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to urge the adoption of a resolution requiring countries to prosecute “foreign fighters,”…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Former Joint Chiefs Chair General Hugh Shelton talked about the U.S. strategy to combat *ISIS. Topics included the implications of arming and training moderate Syrian rebels, the…

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    Homegrown ISIS Threat

    Susan Crabtree talked about U.S. efforts to target homegrown ISIS threats and the group’s efforts to attract Westerners. Other topics included U.S. strategies to counter *ISIS'…

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    U.N. Security Council Meeting on Iraq

    Secretary John Kerry chaired a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at the U.N. headquarters in New York City. The U.S. was attempting to build a coalition of nations to…

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    Secretary Kerry on U.S. Strategy Against Terrorists

    Secretary John Kerry testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on President Obama’s announced strategy for battling Islamic State* militants in Syria and Iraq. He…

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    Secretary Hagel on U.S. Strategy Against Terrorists, Part 2

    After a break for voting, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating *ISIL. Toics included President Obama’s…

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    Secretary Hagel on U.S. Strategy Against Terrorists, Part 1

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating *ISIL. He was accompanied by Lieutenant General William…

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    U.S. Defense and Foreign Policy Challenges

    Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), House Foreign Affairs Emerging Threats Subcommittee chair, talked about his reasons for voting against authorization to fund training of Syrian…

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    ISIS Terrorist Threat

    Former Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, former Marine Corps General Jim Mattis, and Dafna Rand testified on the ISIS* terrorist threat to the U.S. and other countries, and the stability of…

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    Continuing Resolution to Fund the Government

    Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) talked about her vote in favor of the previous-day House vote on a measure to fund federal government operations through December 11, 2014, which included…

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