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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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    U.S. Foreign Policy and International Conflicts

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed foreign policy and the U.S. approach to handling the situation in Iraq and Syria. He also commented on the use of the military in…

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    Presidential Authority to Use Military Force

    Foreign policy analysts talked about the legality of U.S. airstrikes against ISIL* militants in Iraq and Syria without a declaration of war by Congress. Topics included executive power…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest answered reporters' questions on various issues. Topics included Turkey’s involvement in the fight against ISIS*, the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, and the…

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    Canada's Role in Combating Terrorists

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper rose in the House of Commons to deliver a Minister’s Statement outlining Canada’s additional support for counter-terrorism efforts against ISIL*.…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and took their questions on a variety of military topics including recent airstrikes against ISIL* targets in Iraq and Syria. He said that the…

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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. br/ 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 2014 Midterm Elections

    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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    U.N. General Assembly Addresses

    Presidents spoke about foreign policy issues and various other topics for consideration by the United Nations at the annual General Assembly meeting

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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?” br/ Colum Lynch was interviewed by phone about reaction…

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