NATIONAL  ·   June 18, 2014

Top U.S. military official says it’s in our national security interest to counter ISIL

- Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a panel from the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday that the Iraqi government has asked the U.S. for airstrikes against ISIL rebels, but he did not elaborate on the specific of the Iraqi request. ()

- Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a panel from the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday that the Iraqi government has asked the U.S. for airstrikes against ISIL rebels, but he did not elaborate on the specific of the Iraqi request. ()

Top U.S. military official says it’s in our national security interest to counter ISIL (0:47)

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