Dempsey: 'We're Certainly Considering' Dispatching US Forces To Fight With Iraqi Troops Against ISISIn 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.
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.
Dempsey: 'No Safe Haven' For ISIL MilitantsCombined 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.
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 Military Move Directly Against ISIS Once I Determine They Are Direct Threat To HomelandGen. 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.
Syria: We Would Welcome US Airstrikes Against ISIS Only If They Notify UsA 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.
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.
US Military Chief: Israel Believes US Will Attack Iran If NecessaryThe 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.
In Push For Syria Action, Obama Faces Difficult Foreign Policy Leadership TestPresident 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.
Serious Flaws in Locating MIA Soldiers, Officials Want AnswersAn emerging picture of serious flaws in the Pentagon's approach to finding and identifying U.S. missing-in-action troops is discouraging and "moving rapidly toward disgraceful," the nation's top military officer said Thursday.
Top US Military General: NKorea Threats 'Just Reckless,' Doubts Risk Of WarNorth Korea's bellicose rhetoric and threats, while worrisome, appear to fit a decades-long pattern of provocation followed by uneasy peace, the top U.S. military officer said Friday.
Hagel: Decision To Send Stealth Bombers Not Intended To Provoke ReactionAmerica's unprecedented decision to send nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers to drop dummy munitions during military drills with South Korea this week was part of normal exercises and not intended to provoke a reaction from North Korea, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.
Pentagon: Afghan War Effort Will Be Harmed By Budget CutsThe Afghan war effort eventually would be harmed by across-the-board budget cuts, even as the Obama administration intends to shield the military's combat mission from the reductions, the Pentagon's No. 2 official said Friday.