At issue for Washington this week is the idea that if ISIL isn’t defeated in its territory, it could risk more widespread terror plots in the United States.
CCTV America’s White House correspondent Jessica Stone reports.
US and EU stepping up offensive against ISILAt issue for Washington this week is the idea that if ISIL isn't defeated in its territory, it could risk more widespread terror plots in the United States.
The Paris terror attacks and the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California have brought this new consensus to Washington D.C. for lawmakers.
- Two of the most senior military officials in the United States say they’re taking a more aggressive tact with ISIL, taking multiple new approaches to U.S. President Barack Obama’s desk.
- One of them is said to be precise and stepped up strikes on one of ISIL’s main sources of revenue, which is oil.
- The vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says, 40 percent of the U.S. aircraft that take off with bombs are returning with them.
- ISIL’s capital city in Syria, Raqqa, will also be a key focus for at least 200 additional American special forces heading to the region.
Peter Vincent on EU security measures
CCTV America’s Mike Walter spoke with Peter Vincent, the Director Counselor for International Policy at BORDERPOL.
Peter Vincent on EU security measuresCCTV America's Mike Walter spoke with Peter Vincent, the Director Counselor for International Policy at BORDERPOL.
EU agreed to allow governments to share airline information
The European Union has agreed to allow governments to share airline passenger information. It’s the latest counter-terrorism measure spurred by the terrorist attacks in Paris last month. Formal approval is expected soon.
CCTV’s Dan Williams reports from Madrid.