Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey on ISIS Threat

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on President Obama’s strategy for combating ISIS* militants.… read more

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on President Obama’s strategy for combating ISIS* militants. Secretary Hagel outlined the administration’s approach that includes expanded airstrikes, additional U.S. personnel in Iraq, and training Syrian rebel forces opposed to ISIS. General Dempsey said he supports the president’s strategy but added that if building a coalition fails, his recommendations could include ground forces.

The hearing was briefly interrupted throughout by protestors.

Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) spoke with reporters for several minutes after the hearing ended.

*The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State. close

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Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey on ISIS Threat

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Senate Committee
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Sep 16, 2014 | 9:34am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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