Bob Hale believes the Pentagon will ask for more money than allowed under budget caps.
Few national security leaders will want to put up with interference from White House staff.
Reports say the Pentagon could face a $60 billion shortfall.
He said he would not send forces "into harm’s way with their arms tied behind their backs."
Gen. Martin Dempsey made the remark during an appearance at Syracuse University.
"We are going to stay resolved and determined to get after this threat," said an official.
The decision ends months of uncertainty over what to call the military action.
“An enemy adapts and they’ll be harder to target,” he said.
Spokesman says conclusions of story reporting skepticism from military are "wrong."
Gen. Odierno said forces "capable of going in and rooting them out" were needed.
The Syria measure has drawn criticism from the rank-and-file of both parties.
Two Senate committees will hear from Obama administration officials on the growing threat from ISIS.
The dead include one mid-level commander of the group, says military.
Defense officials warn budget caps threaten strategy.
Dempsey declined to say how much more the Pentagon needed.
Gen. Dempsey's and Jen Psaki's statements about Israel are not hard to reconcile.
In a YouTube video, Gen. Dempsey detailed precautions the Pentagon is taking.
The Pentagon has received a “significant commitment” from other nations to train Iraqi forces, the...
The report calls climate change a "threat multiplier."
The former Joint Chiefs chairman said Dempsey's comments were blown out of proportion.
Senators grilled Kerry on help from other nations in the anti-ISIS coalition.
Kaine's measure would severely limit the use of ground troops.
Gen. Dempsey was "referring to a hypothetical scenario," the White House said.
The White House, by contrast, does not see the group currently threatening the U.S.