President Obama has taken on a new strategy in the fight against ISIS. After weeks of pressure on the administration to provide more help for Kobani, U.S. military officials conducted an air drop, delivering supplies to Kurdish forces.
Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research, discussed the strategy with Capital Insider.
Last week, the Obama administration appointed Ron Klain as the Ebola Response Coordinator. The position was created to oversee the nation's response to the outbreak, and serve as the public figure leading the charge against the disease. That role is usually filled by the Surgeon General.
Joe Davidson, Federal Diary columnist with The Washington Post, discussed the lack of a Surgeon General and the impact it has on the current health crisis with Capital Insider.
Prior to the start of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq the Pentagon had been trying to make budget cuts to help cut costs. Now, the expense of the fight against ISIS could fall on the shoulders of tax payers.
Steve Ellis, vice president of the non-partisan Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the costs with Capital Insider.
A new report looked at the political transparency of major companies like Netflix, Whole Foods, and Walmart. While many corporations remain quiet about who they support politically, some are calling for greater transparency.
David Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed the business side of political contributions with Capital Insider.
The FBI is asking the public to help identify ISIS members believed to be from North America. Now, FBI Director James Comey, has expressed more concern for unknown U.S. citizens joining the terrorist group.
Col. Cedric Leighton, president of Cedric Leighton Associates, discussed how the Defense Department is tracking potential threats with Capital Insider.
ISIS has made its presence known on the internet, through highly produced propaganda videos. Now, officials are growing increasingly concerned about their ability to launch cyber attacks on U.S. infrastructure.
Sean Lyngaas, reporter with FCW, discussed the organizations technological capabilities and the Pentagon's preparedness with Capital Insider.