Defense Department Briefing

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey briefed reporters on the latest developments in Iraq and… read more

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 Syria earlier in the summer. They also talked about the killing of photojournalist James Foley and the failed effort to rescue him and other hostages. Secretary Hagel called the militant Sunni group ISIS* an “imminent threat” and “beyond anything we have seen.” He said ISIS was well-funded and sophisticated in military prowess. 

ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
321109-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 21, 2014
Last Aired:
Aug 23, 2014

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  • Aug 21, 2014 | 3:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 21, 2014 | 3:39pm EDT | C-SPAN.org
  • Aug 21, 2014 | 3:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 21, 2014 | 3:40pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 21, 2014 | 11:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 22, 2014 | 4:40am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 22, 2014 | 10:11am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 23, 2014 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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