Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (left) and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, conducted a briefing on the Islamic State on Thursday in Washington.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (left) and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, conducted a briefing on the Islamic State on Thursday in Washington. Olivier Douliery McClatchy-Tribune
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (left) and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, conducted a briefing on the Islamic State on Thursday in Washington. Olivier Douliery McClatchy-Tribune

Halting Islamic State would require attacks in Syria, top U.S. general says

August 21, 2014 7:54 PM