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Chuck Hagel touts long-term strategy against ISIS

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said U.S. military intervention in Iraq will continue for some time because the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will not be defeated quickly. “We’re very clear-eyed about this,” Hagel told reporters Thursday. “We’re pursuing a long-term strategy because [ISIS] poses a long-term threat.” U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, he said, have blunted ISIS’s momentum but he expected...

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