The all-night session, dubbed “vote-a-rama,” always puts senators in a bind on a number of votes, and Thursday’s session was no different.
Hagel’s resignation from the Pentagon will make him the third defense secretary to resign in the six years of the Obama administration.
Even with accurate air strikes and Kurdish fighters battling against IS jihadists, the Pentagon warns that there will be “no quick and easy end to the fighting.”
Air strikes from the U.S. and allied forces not only targeted the Islamic State, but also Al-Qaeda’s Khorasan group, which was reportedly on the verge of executing “major attacks” against the West.
By W.J. Hennigan, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military’s top officer, opened the door Tuesday to sending U.S. troops to fight alongside Iraqi soldiers against Islamic State militants, despite President Barack Obama’s repeated vows not to do so. Dempsey, who chairs the Joint Chiefs, repeatedly told the Senate Armed Services Committee […]
Washington (AFP) — Planned U.S. air strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Syria will target extremist sanctuaries, command centers, and logistic networks, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Tuesday. “This plan includes targeted actions against ISIL safe havens in Syria — including its command and control, logistics capabilities, and infrastructure,” Hagel told the Senate Armed […]