Move follows Obama's decision in October to delay the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The operations will put pressure on ISIS, Ashton Carter said.
The vote comes as the administration and lawmakers grapple with the Syrian humanitarian crisis.
Rep. Duncan Hunter says the FBI is not equipped to lead hostage recovery efforts.
"We have near-term issues" associated with ISIS, Gates said.
The downing of a Russian jet by Turkey is providing a fresh test for Obama's Syria strategy.
The comments come as France seeks more cooperation with Russia.
Doctors Without Boarders said U.S. errors constitute gross negligence.
"We didn’t want to do environmental damage," Michael Morell says.
The president announced no new steps, instead continuing to intensify ongoing US efforts.
Without strong action, "the entire NATO alliance comes into question,” Rubio said.
“This is eerily reminiscent of the president’s characterization of them as the ‘jayvee.’ "
Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was sentenced to 6-12 years in jail.
The types of Americans drawn to ISIS vary widely in terms of race and age.
But the Arkansas senator is keeping his block on one ambassador nomination.
The then-secretary of State called for some detainees to face trials in the U.S.
"We wish it hadn't happened as such, but unfortunately such a thing has happened," Erdogan said.
Chris Murphy is pushing for a vote on military action before the end of the year.
Obama said he was "deeply disappointed" that Congress hasn't moved to close the prison.
Presently, it appears that the Turkish case justifying use of deadly force is weak at best.
A military probe found the airstrike was a result of "human error."
Sen. Chuck Grassley said there are "several ongoing criminal investigations."
USAID acknowledged its contract suspension officer also headed its acquisition office.
The Kentucky Republican also doubled down on his opposition to a no-fly zone.