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How much has the U.S. spent on the campaign against Islamic State Group?
Only a few weeks ago, Army leadership was planning to shrink its force to levels unseen since before World War II. But that was before Islamic State terrorists threatened to take over Iraq and Syria, before Russia invaded Ukraine and before the U.S. began deploying 4,000 troops to West Africa to help control the Ebola outbreak. Now the Army's Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, suggests the Army and political leaders need to rethink their plans. He spoke with Emily Kopp at the Association of the Army Expo about the Army's next steps.
Could the U.S. strategy to fight ISIL be changing?
The Department of Defense expects a longer and possibly a more costly withdrawal of Army and Marine Corps equipment from Afghanistan than in Iraq, according to a Government Accountability Office report released on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama is going to holding a number of bilateral meetings this week on the sidelines of this week's UN meetings.
Tags: Barack Obama , United Nations , Felipe VI , Spain , Haider al-Abadi , Hailemariam Desalegn , Abdelfattah Al Sisi , Benjamin Netanyahu , Ethiopia , Egypt , Israel , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green
Secretary of State John Kerry will chair a ministerial debate of the United Nations Security Council today.
Court martial has been recommended for a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years. Cpl. Wassef Hassoun, 34, face a general court martial on charges including desertion and theft. A Marine general will have the final say on whether to try Hassoun. He disappeared in 2004 from his posting in Fallujah, Iraq.
The U.S. has promised to stand by Iraq as its new leaders appealed for help in facing the deadly insurgency from ISIL. Secretary of State John Kerry made the pledges during a daylong visit to Baghdad, just as President Barack Obama prepared to outline his strategy for defeating the Islamic State militant group.
The Pentagon may need to ask Congress for more money if the Obama administration steps up attacks against ISIL. DoD has not yet stated publicly how much it has spent so far in the fight against ISIL. The U.S. operation in Iraq so far has included relief drops of 636 bundles of food, water and medical supplies, at least 100 air strikes and about 60 reconnaissance aircraft missions a day.
"The immediacy is in the number of Europeans and other nationalities who have come to the region to be a part of that ideology," said Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey. He made the comments while discussing the strength of ISIL in Syria and Iraq. The immediate problem for the U.S. he says is that some of those foreign fighters which came from the U.S. may have already gone home.