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By John Ubaldi
Contributor, In Homeland Security

With all the news coverage on the resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, missing was the reporting of Iran nuclear talks being extended another seven months.

For the past couple of years, “P5+1” nations in reference to the five permanent members of the U.N.

By John Ubaldi
Special Contributor to In Homeland Security

Amid reports of dissent inside the Obama administration regarding its Syria strategy, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, spoke before the House Armed Services Committee Thursday stating that “There is no change, and there is no different direction.”

Hagel continued his testimony saying, “The position of the United States remains that President Bashar al-Assad has lost the legitimacy to govern and that there is no purely military solution to the conflict in Syria.