Defense Department Briefing

Peter Cook briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of military-related topics. He confirmed that a U.S. air strike… read more

Peter Cook briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of military-related topics. He confirmed that a U.S. air strike in Syria on November 18, 2016, killed a senior al-Qaeda leader, Abu Afghan Al-Masri, who had been part of the terrorist group for several years and helped organize their activities. Other topics included the Trump presidential transition, the NSA and cybersecurity, and the campaign against ISIL*.

*The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State. close

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Program ID:
418914-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Arlington, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 22, 2016 | 2:09pm EST | C-SPAN.org

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