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    Defense Department Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues, including U.S. surveillance flights over Syria, the transport of U.S. weapons to Kurdish forces,…

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    Islamic Radicalization

    Islam and foreign policy experts talked about the causes for the rise of radicalism in Iraq and Syria and the creation of militant groups such as ISIS*. They discussed the intentions of…

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    Presidential News Conference

    President Obama made a statement about the latest developments in Syria and Ukraine and responded to reporters' questions. He said that ISIS* posed an immediate threat to Iraq and that…

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    Clinton Watts on U.S. Response to ISIS

    Clinton Watts talked about what’s next in the U.S. response against ISIS* and the possibility of the terrorist group attacking the U.S. homeland. He also discussed the threat of…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to a variety of international topics including separatist actions in Ukraine, the threat of ISIL* in Iraq, and the new Israeli-Palestinian truce. …

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of military-related questions. He announced the coalition forces who had signed up to support the…

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    ISIS Threat to the U.S.

    James Jay Carafano talked about U.S response to the threat from ISIS.* Among other topics, he discussed included possible airstrikes or other strategies against Syria, the impact of…

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    Future of Iraq

    A panel of academics discussed the future of Iraq after the new wave of violence from ISIL* threatened security in the country, including the Kurdish region, disrupted politics, and…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “What are the military options against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)?” Brief video clips were shown…

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    Military Options in Dealing with Middle East Terrorists

    Andrew Tilghman talked about the Defense Department’s role in countering ISIL* in Iraq as the U.S. continues airstrikes in the country even as the Iraqi forces face internal political…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day and on the question, “Should the U.S. military expand its response to ISIS?” The State Department reported that…

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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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