"You cannot negotiate with ISIS," Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said.
The former Joint Chiefs chairman said Dempsey's comments were blown out of proportion.
Power said Iran's backing of Syria's president and Hezbollah has been "very destructive."
"Why take that off the table?" the Republican asked.
Obama must rally reluctant partners to contribute to the coalition.
The U.S. intercepted a half dozen Russian planes that got too close to U.S. airspace.
A bipartisan coalition called on Boehner and Pelosi to schedule a vote after the elections.
"This is not going to happen overnight," Susan Rice said.
The Pentagon said it would start "very soon" on selecting Syrian groups for training.
The CIA has reportedly curtailed its spying operations in Europe for the last two months.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said Syrian rebels would primarily fight Assad, not ISIS.
"It won't work unless we have the entire Arab world buying in," the Georgia senator says.
“This is the mentality of the group that we are so concerned with," she said.
Gates said the mission will require advisors, trainers, special forces and forward spotters.
Power suggested the Russians would back the U.S. in the U.N. Security Council.
Blair emphasized that "there's no need to put in a kind of army of occupation."
Al Qaeda and ISIS differ in structure, tactics and goals.
The military has relaxed restrictions on soldiers’ religious and personal liberties.
The U.S. wants a resolution demanding countries "deter" fighters joining ISIS.
Rep. Jackie Speier said 15,000 troops is needed to defeat ISIS.
"We are going to increase a little bit," Gen. Odierno said of the 1,600 troop level.
The federal government said it is awarding three contracts worth $210 million to develop “drop-in”...
New NRCC ads are focused on the terrorist threat in the Middle East and border security.
Spokesman says conclusions of story reporting skepticism from military are "wrong."