Gen. Martin Dempsey

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey listens during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on Nov. 13, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Dempsey: ‘We’re Certainly Considering’ Dispatching US Forces To Fight With Iraqi Troops Against ISIS

In a recording released days after he was reported to be wounded in an airstrike, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) purportedly said the U.S.-led coalition’s campaign had failed and it would eventually have to send ground troops into battle.

11/14/2014

GOP Rep: ‘At Least Ten ISIS Fighters Have Been Caught Coming Across The Mexican Border’

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., says that at least ten fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have been apprehended while attempting to enter the southern U.S. border.

10/08/2014

Joint Chiefs Chair: 'No Safe Haven' For ISIL Militants (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Dempsey: ‘No Safe Haven’ For ISIL Militants

Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes on the Islamic State group’s military strongholds in Syria achieved their aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday. Separately, the U.S. launched strikes against a group said to be plotting to attack the U.S. and Western interests.

09/23/2014

Fighters from the Nureddine al-Zinki, a moderate faction made up of former members of the Syrian Free Army, take position behind sandbags near the city of Aleppo. (Photo by BARAA AL-HALABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Hails Senate Approval Of His Plan To Arm Syrian Rebels

The president stated that American forces “do not have a combat mission.”

09/18/2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey hold a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 21, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Dempsey: I Will Recommend Military Move Directly Against ISIS Once I Determine They Are Direct Threat To Homeland

Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.

08/25/2014

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a press conference on Aug. 25, 2014 in the Syrian capital Damascus. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria: We Would Welcome US Airstrikes Against ISIS Only If They Notify Us

A top Syrian official says his country would allow the United States to conduct airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants only if President Bashar Assad’s government is notified first.

08/25/2014

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. (Pool photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Dempsey: ISIS An ‘Immediate Threat’ From ‘Open Borders And Immigration Issues’

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.

08/22/2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey speak to the media during a press briefing at the Pentagon on Aug. 21, 2014 in Arlington, Va. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Dempsey: ISIS Has An ‘End-Of-Days Strategic Vision’

Top military advisers to President Barack Obama warn that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria can only be contained, but not wiped out.

08/22/2014

The top U.S. military official said that Israel and the United States are “more harmonized” in their agreement over military action in Iran, and that Israel believes the U.S. will strike Iran if necessary. (Photo by Israeli Ministry of Defense via Getty Images)

US Military Chief: Israel Believes US Will Attack Iran If Necessary

The top U.S. military official, Gen. Martin Dempsey, said that Israel and the United States are “more harmonized” in their agreement over military action in Iran, and that Israel believes the U.S. will strike Iran if necessary.

04/02/2014

After changing course and deciding to seek congressional approval for military action, Obama is confronted with one of his most difficult foreign policy tests and faces a Congress divided over the unavoidably tough vote-of-conscience on overseas conflict rather than the more customary partisan fights over domestic policy. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

In Push For Syria Action, Obama Faces Difficult Foreign Policy Leadership Test

President Barack Obama, working to persuade skeptical lawmakers to endorse a U.S. military intervention in civil war-wracked Syria, hosted two leading Capitol Hill foreign policy hawks for talks and directed his national security team to testify before Congress in a determined effort to sell his plan for limited missile strikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.

09/02/2013

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