Hagel, Dempsey pitch Obama's plan for fighting IS

September 16, 2014 1:59 PM

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WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took the White House's plan to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

"If left unchecked, ISIL will directly threaten our homeland and our allies," Hagel said. However, U.S. intelligence agencies have not detected specific plots by IS against targets in the U.S., Hagel said.

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