The Special Inspector Gen. For Afghanistan Reconstruction said that the Taliban is “increasingly fractured, with some commanders claiming allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.”
Defense Sec. Ashton Carter wants plans on arming personnel and improving mass warning notification systems.
Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Sec. Ashton Carter, Treasury Sec. Jack Lew, Energy Sec. Ernest Moniz and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday.
Almlak Benitez legally bought two AK-47s in May and filmed an ISIL recruitment video from a Florida motel room.
“NATO is following developments very closely and we stand in strong solidarity with our ally Turkey,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
The latest on Operation Inherent Resolve and “setting the conditions for the liberation of Anbar Province.”
Turkey has offered military bases as staging areas for manned and unmanned U.S. warplanes.
U.S. military bases remain at the third highest level of “Bravo” since 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez killed five service members at a Navy-Marine recruiting office in Chattanooga, TN, on July 16.
The former Defense Secretary’s comments follow after the White House said they are prepared to release Jonathan Pollard, who received a life sentence in 1987 for spying for Israel.