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    State Department Daily Briefing

    John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues, including the delivery of U.S. fighter planes to Iraq and the recent military plane crash in…

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    House Debate on Troop Withdrawal from Iraq and Syria

    The House debated and voted down 288-139 a resolution requiring U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq and Syria in the absence of a congressional vote on an authorization for the use of…

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    Middle East Policy and Combating ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on combating ISIS* and U.S. strategy in the Middle East. Secretary Carter told the…

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    News Review with Senator Christopher Murphy

    Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) talked about U.S. policy toward ISIS*, an amendment he introduced that would ban deployment of ground troops to Iraq and Syria, the ongoing debate over…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL) talked about U.S. strategy in the fight against ISIS* and the possibility of moving heavy weaponry to Ukraine in order to send a message to Russia about…

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    Expanded Troop Presence in Iraq

    Lieutenant General James Dubik (Ret.) talked about President Obama’s decision to deploy 450 additional troops to Iraq to assist in the fight against ISIL.* He responded to telephone…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. Topics included fast-track trade promotion authority authority (TPA) legislation in the House and…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to questions on a variety of issues, including the president’s authorization that day to send an additional 450 U.S. personnel to Taqaddum military base in…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Representative John Garamendi (D-CA) talked about President Obama’s strategy in the fight against ISIS* in Iraq and Syria, as well as transportation and infrastructure issues and…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the news that the Obama administration was considering expanding U.S. troop presence in Iraq.

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    Iraq and Combating ISIS

    Saleem al-Jubouri spoke about Iraq and the fight against ISIS.* He said that peace could be achieved and called for increased aid and military efforts to combat ISIS. He also spoke…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS in Iraq

    Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) talked about U.S. military strategy against ISIS*. He also reflected on the influence of his experience as an Iraq war veteran on the topic. The Islamic…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to reporters' questions on a variety of topics, including proposed amendments to the USA FREEDOM Act, U.S. military efforts in Iraq, Iran’s nuclear program, and…

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    Representative Gerald Connolly on Foreign Policy Challenges

    Representative Gerald Connolly (D-VA) talked about various foreign policy issues. Topics included National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance provisions in the PATRIOT Act; the fight…

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    Iraq-Iran Relations

    Panelists talked about talked about Iran’s influence on the security and political landscape in Iraq. They also discussed Iran’s support to Iraqi Shiite militias, known as…

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    Iraqi Offensive to Retake Anbar Province

    New York Times Baghdad Bureau Chief Tim Arango spoke by phone about the Iraqi army’s plans to launch an offensive to retake Anbar Province and the city of Ramadi from ISIS. The…

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    ISIS Seizure of Ramadi

    Retired Colonel Derek Harvey talked about the ISIS* takeover of the city of Ramadi, which is about 70 miles from Baghdad. He also discussed the response from U.S. and coalition…

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    U.S. Policy in Iraq and Syria

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on U.S. policy in Iraq and Syria following the loss of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, which was captured by ISIS* on May 17, 2015. The witnesses argued that the…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Marie Harf responded to questions from reporters on a variety of international topics, including the so-called Islamic State’s* seizure of Ramadi and the release of former Secretary…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of topics, including U.S. strategy in Iraq following the seizure of Ramadi, a city 70 miles from Baghdad, by the…

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