Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, said that “open borders and immigration issues” have made Europeans and other foreigners who have joined ISIS an “immediate threat” to the U.S. and its allies domestically.
Top military advisers to President Barack Obama warn that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria can only be contained, but not wiped out.
An American journalist who was held captive for 210 days by extremist Syrian rebels says the Islamist group was “collecting us.”
The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.
American air strikes have disrupted ISIS military operations, but Def. Sec. Hagel warns the Islamic extremist group will eventually recover and begin a new offensive.
President Barack Obama rang up U.S. World Cup team captain Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard this week to congratulate them on their athletic performances in the international tournament.
Despite securing the release of five top detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, there are few indications that the Taliban will head into peace talks with the Afghan government any time soon.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier — the Norfolk, Virginia-based USS George H.W. Bush — to move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress Wednesday that officials of Qatar negotiating the release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the U.S. that “time was not on our side” and a leak about the exchange would sabotage the deal.
Officials: White House Didn’t Notify Congress About Exchange Because Taliban Threatened To Kill Bergdahl
The Obama administration has told senators it didn’t notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because the Taliban had threatened to kill him if the deal was made public before it happened.