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Obama Meets with Defense Leaders

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • President Barack Obama, center, addresses the media after meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, right, and combatant commanders at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2014.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • President Barack Obama, center, addresses the media after meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and combatant commanders at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2014. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • President Barack Obama, center, recognizes Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos, second from right, for his service after addressing the media along with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center left, and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, center right, and combatant commanders at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2014. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • President Barack Obama, center, addresses the media after meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, right, and combatant commanders at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2014. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • President Barack Obama, center, addresses the media after meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, right, and combatant commanders at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2014. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • President Barack Obama greets troops and thanks them for their service at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2014. Obama visited the Pentagon to meet with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and combatant commanders to discuss the ongoing fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • President Barack Obama greets troops and thanks them for their service as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, far left, does the same at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2014. Obama visited the Pentagon to meet with Hagel and combatant commanders to discuss the ongoing fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett