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Watch Live: Senate Hearing on U.S. ISIS Strategy
 

The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the U.S. strategy to combat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, which follows a prime-time address earlier in the week by President Barack Obama reasserting the administration's plan to defeat the terrorist group.

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul J. Selva are expected to testify.

Defense Secretary: Only 60 Syrians Trained to Fight ISIS
 

One day after updating President Barack Obama on the efforts against the Islamic State terror group, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and retiring Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin E. Dempsey acknowledged before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday that progress against ISIS has been slower than anticipated on several fronts.

In Syria, the United States has trained only 60 members of the opposition, a number Carter conceded is “much smaller than what we hoped for at this point,” largely because of stringent vetting standards.

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on White House ISIS Strategy
 

The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the Obama administration’s strategy against the Islamic State terror group.

Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin E. Dempsey are expected to testify.