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    Defense Department Briefing

    Pentagon Spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of military-related topics. He announces that Secretary Hagel authorized 1300…

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    Defense Department Briefing on ISIS

    Lieutenant General James Terry briefed reporters and responded to questions on the U.S.-led strikes against ISIS* targets in Iraq and Syria. He gave an update on airstrike operations…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Does the threat posed by ISIS* worry you?” br/ David…

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    Iraq Reconciliation

    Panelists that included Iraqi political scholars talked about the prospects for reconciliation of the different factions in Iraq. They focused on whether national reconciliation can…

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    Islamic State Threat Assessment

    Brett McGurk, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Obama administration’s strategy against Islamic…

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    Combating ISIS

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the motivations of foreign fighters, including Americans, who had joined the militant group *ISIS, and what the U.S. and its allies were doing to counter…

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    U.S. Strategy Toward ISIS

    Retired Major Ben Connable talked about President Obama’s decision to send additional troops to Iraq to advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces in their fight against ISIS* militants. br/…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments a a new ISIS video that claims to show a beheading of an American aid worker. br/ The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified at a hearing on efforts to combat ISIS* militants who had taken over parts of Syria and…

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    Senator Corker on Combating Terrorists

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-TN) spoke to reporters after attending a closed-door hearing on the threat from the co-called Islamic State*. Senator…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s decision to double the number of U.S. troops in Iraq.

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    Defense Department Daily Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues, including the president’s decision, announced earlier in the day, to send an additional…

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    Defense Department Daily Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby responded to reporters' questions on a variety of military issues, including whether to send additional military advisers to Iraq beyond the 1200 already in the…

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    Tony Blinken on U.S. Policy Toward Terrorists

    Deputy National Security Adviser Antony Blinken talked about how the U.S. planned to work with allies to combat the Islamic State* and how the mission was not comparable to the wars in Iraq…

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    Terrorist Financing

    Undersecretary David Cohen talked about U.S. strategy to undermine the financing of *ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq. He discussed the group’s diverse sources of revenue and the…

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    Defense Department Daily Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and answered their questions on a variety of military-related topics, including the latest actions against the self-declared Islamic State*…

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    Military Operations in Iraq and Syria

    General Lloyd Austin briefed reporters and responded to questions on Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. Military operation against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. br/ The…

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    Modern Warfare

    Retired Colonel John Nagl talked about his book, Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice, on the changing realities of modern war. He also discussed efforts by the…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and answered questions on a variety of issues. Topics included President Obama’s planned trip to Rhode Island for a speech on women and the…

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    Turkey's Role in Combating ISIS

    Steven Cook talked about Turkey’s role in the fight against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria. br/ The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq…

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