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Chuck Hagel Gen. Martin E. Dempsey ISIS

Approves Syrian airstrikes

16 Sep, 2014

Defense Secretary Hagel tells the Senate that he has approved a plan to conduct ‘targeted actions against [ISIS] safe havens in Syria.’

General Dempsey and I have both reviewed and approved the Cent Com plan.

This includes striking infrastructure. He says the U.S. has carried out more than 160 airstrikes so far, which have ‘disrupted’ ISIS.