The seven nations will provide arms and equipment to Kurdish forces battling the terrorist group the Islamic State, which has taken control of much of northern Iraq
Hagel referred to the terrorist group as barbaric and warned of their threat to the U.S., the Secretary also discussed the secret military operation in Syria, which the public learned of Wednesday
The rescue operation, conducted “earlier this summer,” was an attempt to free American hostages believed to be held in Syria by the terrorist group, the Islamic State
While the decision is still underway, U.S. senior officials say that no more than 300 U.S. military personnel would travel to Baghdad
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked for additional information on the program.
Over the weekend, the U.S. military announced that it has conducted 35 airstrikes in northern Iraq, claiming the recapture of the Mosul Dam by Iraqi security forces.
While the lead investigator, Army Gen. Kenneth Dahl, has completed his interviews with Bergdahl, the Pentagon says that additional witness may be called upon
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel returned Wednesday Night on his sixth trip to the region, with plans of visiting the Asia Pacific region four more times in 2014
The Guardian reported that more than 100 US marines and special forces landed on Mount Sinjar in Iraq to rescue the thousands of Yazidi’s trapped by ISIS.
The report stressed that the situation would only be considered if it was given to the White House as a recommendation from the recently-deployed military advisors in Iraq.