Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey apologized on Monday to Debbie Lee, following the Gold Star mom's complaint that Dempsey trivialized the Iraqi town where her son became the first Navy SEAL to die in the Iraq War.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) lambasted the nation's top military commander on "America's Newsroom" this morning. Speaking at a news conference yesterday, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked about reports that the city of Ramadi, Iraq, is in danger of falling to ISIS.
Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) reacted on "America's Newsroom" to a Capitol Hill hearing in which Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said like-minded groups in continents like Africa are helping ISIS spread its deadly message.
There will be boots on the ground in the fight against ISIS – just not American boots, according to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. But top military leaders have said that the administration should not rule out the option of placing U.S. troops in combat roles.
At least five current or former military leaders are now on the record cautioning President Obama against firmly declaring that the United States will not deploy ground troops to fight ISIS.
During a Senate hearing this morning on how to combat ISIS, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) pressed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey on how the U.S. would respond if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's air forces attacked U.S.-backed moderate Syrian forces.
A Senate hearing on combating ISIS was interrupted by back-to-back outbursts by anti-war protesters. Both of the demonstrators appeared to be with the Code Pink organization, which often interrupts Congressional hearings to oppose U.S. military action.
Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday he would not recommend U.S. airstrikes in Syria until he determines that they have become a direct threat to the U.S. On Thursday, Dempsey said that the border between Iraq and Syria has become "nonexistent" and that ISIS could not be defeated without attacking their bases in Syria. Steve Doocy and Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney (Ret.) discussed the apparent shift by the Obama administration over the past few days.
Geraldo Rivera joined "Fox and Friends" this morning and offered a controversial solution for battling the brutal terror group ISIS: work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Following the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS, one Marine is issuing his own warning to the terror group.
There are growing questions into the disappearance and eventual release of America’s only known prisoner of war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The now 28-year-old was released after five years in captivity by the Taliban after the United States agreed to release five Gitmo detainees.