Defense Department Briefing

Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on escalating violence in Iraq. He said he was… read more

Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on escalating violence in Iraq. He said he was “disappointed” in the response of certain units of the Iraqi security forces and discussed possible U.S. military assistance. He also said the Pentagon was monitoring the situation in Iraq and preparing options for the president to consider. In June 2014, the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), had seized several cities in northern and western Iraq. close

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Program ID:
319966-2
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 13, 2014

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  • Jun 13, 2014 | 12:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Jun 13, 2014 | 8:30pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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