Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the Islamic
State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists rampaging through Iraq and Syria
are “an imminent threat” to the United States and it will require a prolonged
struggle to defeat them.
Mobility airmen from 62nd Airlift Wing at JB
Lewis-McChord, Wash., deployed to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt to help retrieve
a disabled Black Hawk needed for peacekeeping operations.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs
Chairman Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said an attempt earlier this summer to rescue
American hostages being held hostage by ISIL extremists in Syria was a
“flawless operation,” but did not succeed because the hostages had been moved.
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