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CLIP: Military Operations Against ISIS

AIR DATE: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter testified on U.S. military strategy to combat ISIS* militants in Iraq and Syria. Secretary Carter announced that the U.S. is expanding its special operations force in Iraq and Syria.





  • Representative Thornberry Media Availability on Strategy Against ISIS (Video Clip - 7 min)
    House Armed Services Committee Chair Mac Thornberry (R-TX) answered reporters' questions following a hearing on U.S. military strategy against ISIS* in Iraq and Syria.
  • President Obama and ISIS (Video Clip - 6 min.)
    A look at President Obama's tone and rhetoric regarding the fight against ISIS in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks. USA Today White House Reporter David Jackson also previewed the upcoming meeting between President Obama and French President Francois Hollande.
  • British House of Commons Debate on Combating ISIS in Syria (Video - 3 hrs)
    The British House of Commons debated and voted on whether the U.K. should launch airstrikes against ISIS* in Syria.


  • Ashton B. Carter
    Department of Defense
KEYWORDS: Foreign Affairs & Defense, Military, Special Forces, ISIS, Iraq, Syria, Foreign Policy, Department of Defense