Secretary Hagel on U.S. Strategy Against Terrorists, Part 1

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating *ISIL. He was accompanied by… read more

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating *ISIL. He was accompanied by Lieutenant General William Mayville. Toics included President Obama’s strategy to train and arm the Syrian opposition, building coalition partners, and working with the Iraqi forces. Secretary Hagel clarified that American forces would not have a combat mission on the ground. Some members spoke in opposition to training and arming the Syrian rebels. In addition, Chair McKeon was critical of a strategy that he said was setting up the military for failure.

Testimony continued after a recess for voting in program 321499-2.

*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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321499-1
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House Committee
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House Committee
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 18, 2014 | 11:13am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Sep 19, 2014 | 5:18am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Sep 18, 2014 | 11:18am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Sep 19, 2014 | 5:18am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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