Hagel to Order Nuke Force Overhaul to Fix FailuresDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded that problems in the nation's nuclear forces are rooted in a lack of investment, inattention by high-level leaders and sagging morale, and is ordering top-to-bottom changes, vowing to invest billions of dollars to fix the management of the world's most deadly weapons, two senior defense officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Two Nuclear Commanders Fired, Another DisciplinedThe actions are the latest sign of trouble in how the nation's nuclear weapons are handled.
Senior US Military Officials: Iraqi Army Unlikely To Be Ready To Launch Major ISIS Counteroffensive For Many MonthsIraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials say.
Obama Hails Senate Approval Of His Plan To Arm Syrian RebelsThe president stated that American forces "do not have a combat mission."
Dempsey: I Will Recommend Using Ground Troops To Combat ISIS If Expanded Military Campaign FailsThe nation's top military leader told Congress Tuesday that he will recommend President Barack Obama consider using ground troops to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL) if the expanded military campaign to the president laid out last week fails.
CBS News: Hagel Confirms More Than 100 Americans Fighting For ISIS In Iraq, SyriaWorld leaders, nervously eyeing a growing threat from Islamic State militants, will seek to build a united front this week against the violent extremist group and keep it from creeping beyond its borders.
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.
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.
Former Hostage: Islamist Group Was 'Collecting' American JournalistsAn American journalist who was held captive for 210 days by extremist Syrian rebels says the Islamist group was “collecting us."
'The Meaning Of The Law Is Clear And Ambiguous': GAO Says Pentagon Broke Law With Bergdahl SwapThe 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.
Pentagon: Islamic State Militants Will RegroupAmerican air strikes have disrupted ISIS military operations, but Def. Sec. Hagel warns the Islamic extremist group will eventually recover and begin a new offensive.