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it has been nice to is have you this noon hour. and i want to pass the baton over to my colleague wolf blitzer who is going to be blitzer who is going to be started right now. -- captions by vitac -- hello, i'm wolf blitzer and it is 1:00 p.m. here in washington, and 8:00 p.m. in damascus and 1:00 a.m. in beijing, and wherever you are watching from around the world, thank you very much for joining us. we we begin with the breaking news that u.s. troops could be soon closer to the front lines in iraq and syria. we we are looking for reports that the president obama's senior advisers are saying to expand the military involvement against isis and other overseas' conflicts. at an armed services committee meeting this morning, ash carter said that the u.s. would move to strengthen the ally jordan and focus on fighting isis in raqqa where isis is head quartered and in the iraqi city of ramadi
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which is also a head quarters of isis from a bigger show from the ai air. >> from the skies above we expect to intensify the air campaign with the u.s. coalition and other aircraft to target isis with a air strikes which is going to inkrecrease the high ve targets as the intelligence improves. and also, targeting the oil enterprise which is a critical part of the structure. as i have said last friday, we have already begun to ramp up the deliberate strikes. >> our pentagon correspondent barbara starr is joining us. barbara, there were some fireworks up at the hearing, but not a lot of clear answers about the shifting strategy in the fight against isis in iraq and syria, and what is the bottom line? >> well, look, wolf when you talk to the officials in the pentagon, they are going to tell you to look at a change in tone by ash carter and the pentagon leadership and the commanders
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burk that tone is still a little bit clouded, be because we don't know how far president obama is really going to go, and how much additional action he is going to be authorizing. carter went so far as to actually say that there would be in military terms direct action on the ground. what is direct action? direct action, wolf, that is combat on the ground. but there is no question about it, the president still would have to approve any kind of new activity that would go beyond the current rules of engagement which allow the u.s. troops to basically train, and vise, assist and accompany u.s. coalition forces, iraqi forces into the fight. but the firework s were considerable, and the highest fireworks from were lindsey graham, and presidential contender, and the fireworks came from him.
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>> how do we leverage assad leaving when russia is going to be fighting for him, and iran is going the be fighting for him, and hezbollah is going to be fighting for him, and we are not going to be doing a damn thing to help people take him down. do you see any credible threat to take him down, general? >> i believe it is on the side advantage. >> that is the chairman of the joint chiefs make his first appearance before the senate armed forces committee saying that today the balance of forces are inin assad's advantage, and that led to vigorous questioning from senators including john mccain who is adamant that says they u.s. are not doing enough, because iranian soldiers are there, and hezbollah is there, and they believe that assad is bolstered and if the u.s. does
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not take some action with a no-fly zone or whatever the strategy the pentagon has planned is simply not enough to get assad out of power, and isis defeated. wolf. >> barbara, thank you very much, and let's get more on the shifting strategy there. and angus king is a sitting senator from maine, and you were there in the testimony today, and i want to get to the breaking news that elise labott is quoting and saying that iran for the first time has been invited to join in the international negotiations with the united states involving the future of syria, and not only russia is involved, but iran will now be involved as well, and your reaction? >> well, my reaction is that we have got to have iran and russia focusing on the necessity of moving assad aside, and they are both concerned about isis, and both enemies of isis, but they
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are trying to have it both ways supporting assad and opposing isis, and that not going to work. assad and isis are evil twins. assad brought isis into being, and the fact that iran and russia are ready to talk about what we are going to do and trying to move assad aside is pr probably a positive development. we are always uncomfortable negotiating with people like iran and having those discussions, but i remember president kennedy saying that we should not negotiate out of fear, but never fear to e negotiate. but this is, it is going to be -- it has to happen, wolf, if the we want to get assad out, it is going to take iran and in particular russia to decide he is no longer viable, and keeping him there is only going to keep isis going. and eisis is a direct threat to russia. they have to make that calculus.
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>> and this is a significant shift in the obama administration's strategy as the future of syria is concerned ashs tpd u.s. was willing to e negotiate directly with iran on the to make leer deal, but they said that they were not talking to iran about what is going on in iraq, and not coordinating with iran with the war against isis, as far as the war in syria is concerned, but now under enormous pressure from the russians, the u.s. is ready to bring iran into this, and you believe it is long overdue, is that what i am hearing? >> well, i don't know if it is long overdue, but it is the path to get out. the goal is to move assad aside, and iran and russia have been propping him up for year, and without their support, he would have been gone two years ago. so they have to be at the table, and have to be coming to realize it is in their national interests and as well as the people of syria to get rid of
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him. i cautiously think that it could be a positive development. you can't solve a problem if you don't have all of the players at the table. >> and you know what the critics are going to say, that the iranians and the russians, they want to prop up the regime of bashar al assad of damascus, because he is the legitimate power of syria, and if anything, the u.s. has to come around in the fight against isis, and accept bashar al assad's regime in damascus, and your criticism of that is going to be that u.s. capitulating to iran and russia at the opposite? >> well, i don't know how anybody is capitulating, if you are just beginning the discussions. that is not relevant. and i don't believe that the u.s. is going to be acede to assad in power. the russians are playing a dangerous game in the sense that they, this could become a
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quagmire for them, because they are swimming against the tide of the opinion of the vast majority of the syrian people. by taking assad's side, and doing the air strikes in western syria against the nonisis opposition, they are really solidifying the place as part of the problem, as far as assad is concerned. so as i say, as i said in the beginning, what has to happen is that russia and iran have to figure out that isis is the more serious threat than keeping assad in power. and so, you know, that's the dilemma for us as well. we are trying to fight isis, and not be on the ground against assad, and it is -- that is a very difficult problem. i have asked some of the same questions that lindsey graham asked today, if iran and russia are determined to keep assad in power, it is going to be very
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difficult for the opposition to overcome them, but the follow on question is, what do we do? do we want to get involved in what is then a proxy war with russia over assad? the diplomatic course is one that needs to be pursued first. >> what is your understanding, senator king to, the apparent new shift recommended by officials at the pentagon and elsewhere that the u.s. become more assertive, and get involved in more potential boots on the ground combat in going after isis whether in ramadi or syria or raqqa or excuse me, ramadi or raw ka, the headquarters of isis there, and so far, no boots on the ground, and 7,000 troops in iraq, but none the syria, and are you ready to support that potentially dramatic shift? >> no. i think that barbara, your correspondent, previously was accurate when she said that the administration's response,
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secretary carter's response today was cloudy. they talked about upping the ante on air strike, and i think that everyone understands, that and they talked about hitting in the oil, and are where they are are getting the revenues, and everybody understands and can support that and going after the high value leadership, and that is fine, and this is exactly what they were saying and what they meant in terms of more combat involvement was pretty vague. my position all along is not only should we do that from our point of view, but that it would be a gift to isis. they want it to be a war between the west and islam. that is the way they would like to characterize this dispute. if we have american troops in there or the western troops, that is going to be, that would rejuvenate their now stalled momentum. i think that would be a real
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mistake. what were they proposing, and talking about a little bit more active training and embedding for the advice and leadership and intelligence? it was unclear in today the's hearing. but if we are talking about significant u.s. troop involvement in syria, that would be a huge change of policy, an i don't think that is what they were saying today, and i certainly would not support it, because i don't believe it would work. >> senator king, thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you, wolf. >> angus king of maine, a member of the armed services committee. and now, the u.s. is willing to invite iran to go along to participate in the negotiations dealing with the future of syria which results in to a shift of the u.s. policy and strategy. up next, more news, and the new name at the top of the latest nationwide republican poll. we will talk about, that and the stakes at the tomorrow night's gop debate. the fbi is announcing that it will investigate this school incident.
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with this trend of the build up in the polls, is there any stopping hillary clinton? >> well, beginning with the debate, the cnn debate in las vegas, and going forward with the escaping possibility of running against joe biden, and of course, the strong performance at the benghazi hearing, but the numbers, and even the folks inside of the clinton campaign say they wish that she had this big of a lead in iowa. the iowa caucuses are tricky, and very difficult to survey, and very difficult to poll. they know that there are a lot of liberal progressives who turn out to the iowa caucuses who like the bernie sanders' message. i was in iowa over the weekend, talking to the iowa democrats, and there are so many people who find bernie sanders' message resonant here, and she is trying to capitalize on the strong last couple of weeks of her campaign, and trying not to squander it.
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but she knows that it is not an easy path necessarily, a nd thee numbers are slightly optimistic at this point. >> and still a long time to go, and a lot of work to do. sum lyn suml sumlin, you are in boulder, colorado, and for the first time ben carson is ahead of donald trump in the cbs/times poll, and with jeb bush and carly fiorina, rounding out the top the five there with marco rubio. and donald trump is brushing off the poll saying that the earlier today, he simply didn't get it, but does this poll clearly raise the stakes for both carson and trum thep in tomorrow night's debate? >> it absolutely does, wolf. ben carson has the momentum right now, but he has to hold on
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it to, and really prove the frontrunner status up are there on the debate page, and for donald trump, we will see him on the first time for the defense, hitting the the stage and for the first time not in the national lead. and certainly, the tug of war that has emerged between the two will be amplified on the debate stage, and they will be standing side by side at center stage, and for his part, donald trump has been down playing the kcarsn surge in the polls, but donald trump is laser focused in on bep carson, and hitting him with a barrage of attacks going after medicare and the religion, and he is still commenting that ben carson is too low energy for the presidency, and this is the challenge for ben carson up there on the debate stage now that he is the new target of the frontrunner. >> and now, sunlen serfaty and jeff zeleny, than thing you,
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both. now, one day before the republican debate, there is news from the bush campaign that he is stepping up the game. i am joined by tim mirl, communications director of the jeb bush campaign, and thank you for joining us, tim miller. give us a preview of what to expect from the former florida governor tomorrow night. >> wolf, thank you for having me. tomorrow night, what jeb is going to do is to frame the race as the guy who can fix the problems that face d.c. d.c. is broken, incompetent, and corrupt, and we need somebody with a proven conservative record that voters can fix to these problems and rise up. if you look across the stage, jeb is going to be standing above the other come pet to, and framing the race like that, he is going to be in good tosition. >> because donald trump goes after him not only suggest iing that jeb bush has low energy, and you hear it all of the time from donald trump, and he says
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that ben carson has even lower energy than jeb bush, but he says that he is not ready to fight for america, and referring to the frustration that jeb bush seemed to show the other day, and when he said that he hates the nasty tone of the campaign, this is how trump responded. >> and he was very angry over the week. he said, if this is going to be this nasty, let them have trump as the president. hey, is it is going to be nasty, and putin is a nastier guy than me. >> so what is the strategy to deal with trump, and we will hear more of that tomorrow night. >> sure. wolf, your own reporter ashley keylo was there when he made those report, and it had the biggest applause, because he is connecting with what the voters feel. nothing is gettinging done in d.c. and gridlock and a lot of
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people in the particular in the democratic party point iing the finger, and not trying to fix the problems that face this country, and you know, donald trump is in that camp, too, and jeb bush is a clear contrast from donald in that front, and he is going to be fixing d.c., and get the economy going again and make us a leader in the world whereas donald trump's foreign policy is outside of the mainstream of the republican party, and closer to hillary clinton's, and the kcontrast on the issues is going to be be clear tomorrow night. >> and one big question on marco rubio, the senator from florida, some bad blood lately between jeb bush, and marco rubio, and two floridians i should point out, and how does he deal with marco rubio, and why is he better qualified to be president than rubio? >> and we will see, wolf, because there are differences in the campaign, and for us, if you look at jeb's proven conservative record in florida he cut the taxes by $19 billion,
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and reformed the education system, and reformed medicaid, and cut the state spending and the state workforce. this is a guy who has a proven record of solving the problem, and we have a lot of problems in washington. if you look at marco, and is some of the other kem pet or thes, they don't have the same experience to draw on. and we took a risky bet with president obama seven years ago, and that has not worked out so voters are looking for somebody with proven experience to get the country back on the track. >> and rubio would be a risky bet much like president obama was. is that the impression i should have? >> well, it is not known, because marco has not shown the leadership abilities to get things done, and to actually have ak kccomplishment, and this a huge contrast with jeb and hillary clinton, and we need somebody in the general election to be a stark contrast from hillary's record which is no accomplishment, and passed no bills, and the the time at the secretary of state was a disaster, compared to jeb in
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flord, turning the state around, and that is a big contrast point for jeb, and that is something that we will focus on in the campaign. >> tim miller is the communications director for the bush campaign. thank you, tim, for joining us. >> hey, wolf, thanks a lot. >> and coming up, a disturbing video that sparked a firestorm of social media here, as a high school student is dragged from class from the resource officer, and now breaking news, the fbi is now involved. former secretary hillary clinton is speaking out about the case, and we will have a live interview with the mayor of south carolina, coming up. the dishes are clean. i just gotta scrape the rest of the food off them. ew. dish issues? cascade platinum powers through this brownie mess better than the competition, the first time. cascade. can a a subconscious. mind? a knack for predicting the future. reflexes faster than the speed of thought.
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breaking news out of south carolina, the fbi is now investigating a very disturbing incident of a columbia, south carolina, student. this is after a video of the act
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was released on social media and beyond. you can see the school officer there picking up the chair of a female student, slamming her to the ground and grdragging her across the floor as the fbi is launching an investigation into the incident. we bring in jason carroll, and now we have learned about a second arrest in the classroom, and what can you tell us, jason? >> well, this is the second student, wolf who was in the math class as this was all going on when she apparently stood up and protested. she spoke out about what she was seeing, and what was happening to her classmate. allegedly what happened is that she was arrested and apparently facing a charge of disturbing schools just as that student there who was, as you can see, roughed nup in the eyes of thos who were there, and taken into custody as well and arrested and charged with disturbing the schools as well. backtrack a little bit to give some context off what happened
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here. and what we are understanding is that apparently, this officer ben fields, sheriff's department deputy called to the school. and he is also an s.r.o. officer. called to the school there after this the student in question refused to leave the classroom. why she refused to leave the classroom, and was it because she was on the the cell phone and refused to get off, that is some of the things that the investigators are still looking at when the teacher asked her to leave the classroom, and she refused. administrator brought to the classroom and asked her to leave the classroom, and once again, she refused. then the officer was brought in and asked her to leave the classroom and she refused and now you have seen the action that we have seen and gone across the social media, and that officer in question, ben fields has been placed on the administrative duty pending the outcome of an investigation. we know at this point that law enforcement there, and the
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sheriff's deputy is going to be holding a press conference at some point at 4:00, and there is a picture of him there, wolf. in terms of the background, we have been looking into that as well, aed it is a mixed bag. last year award ed the culture f intelligence award. this is for outstanding work there in the community, and so clearly, he does have a number of people there in the community, students as well who support him as well, but then, when you look at the social media, wolf, you will hear from a number of students who said he had a reputation of being rough handed with the students there, and these are things that are going to be looked at as the investigategatio investigations are moving forward. >> and hillary clinton has tweeted that there no excuse for violence inside of a school, and the violence at spring valley high school is unacceptable, and schools should be a safe place
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and she signed it h which meas s that is her tweet. and major benjamin is on the phone, and mayor, thank you for joining us. we know that you are outraged by the video, and so many people are, and based on the understanding what led up to this? >> well, the account that your reporter laid out seems to be following the account that i have received as well. you know, this is incredibly disturbing, wolf. obviously, i want to make sure that people understand that this is not a city of columbia police officer, and outside of our j s jurisdiction, and however, i want to say that we can't and we won't accept this behavior from any law enforcement officer. we need to make sure that the sheriff has called for the independent investigation into the fbi and the department of justice, and that is is the right way to go, and we have to get to the bottom of the incident, and make sure that s justice is served, and these
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incidents do real damage to the progress that so many law enfor enforcement agencies have been trying to make over the last several year, and we have several hundred police officers at the police department who work their butts off everyday running towards danger to keep the community safe, and the action of one officer can do incredible damage to the reputation, and we have to be dealt with it swiftly and transparently. >> and it was not a columbia, south carolina, police officer, but a deputy sheriff from richland county which is the county that columbia is. have you ever seen anything like this before in the history of columbia, south carolina, and an incident like this in one of your schools? >> well, wolf, i have the experience of running a law enforcement agency, and director of the second largest law enforcement agency 15 years ago. we have the responsibility of training, hiring, and firing officers in the past. this is, i think it actually
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belies a much larger question about the presence of law enforcement officers in schools. the you tutility of the school resource officers. the officers need to be there at the gates to make sure that the students are safe from any type of madness that we have seen occasion our schools. but we have to make sure that we are not criminalizing behavior that you might have participated in as an adolescent or might have as well that kids don't develop a criminal record, and wind up in the school-to-prison pipeline. so much work to be done here, and we have taken a lead here in the city with justice for all reform, and enhancing the training for officer, and the accountable, and the transparency, and the police department, and we think that there are lessons that all of us can take from this incredibly sad incident, but again, i think that the painful moments give us a chance to recommit ourselves. i have heard the story of the second student the also
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arrested, and i think that when you see the injustice occurring, you have to stand up to speak out, and that student deserves some accolades for that. >> and what is the -- why was this second student arrested? >> my understanding is according to what your reporter just said speaking out and disturbing the schools. >> is that enough to arrest a student? >> it is tough, and i will say this, wolf, every single meaningful social movement in the history of this country has been led by young people, young people who recognize some injustice that has to be corrected. young people standing up and speaking out on this issue of exactly how police community int interactions ought to be handled in a burgeoning democracy are the spear. and so we have to follow up with real good structural reforms
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that we do law enforcement in the country. our police department is leading this. the african-american mayor association, and the conference of chiefs are leading in the peaceful training, and conflict resolution training, and including transparency and accountable, people don't expect the officers to be be perfect, because they are human beings like the rest of us, but they do expect us to be professional, and expect, obvious ly, when people make mistake, and grave mistakes for people to with be held accountable, and the hope and prayers is that the sheriff's deputy is fair hearing in court, but he is held accountable at the end of the day. >> and one final question, m mayor, how old were these two girls? >> my understand is a ha they are both seniors. that is my understanding. >> 17 or 18 years old. presumably. all right. mayor, thank you for joining us, an steven benjamin is the mayor of columbia, south carolina, and good luck to you, mayor and the
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studied the video, and all of vus seen it multiple times by now, and what is your take on o potentially what could have justified if anything this kind of behavior by a police aoffice? >> well, i think that this is going to be very hard for that sheriff's deputy to justify, wolf, up der the circumstances of what we are seeing in the individu video there. regard le regardless of what happened before or after, it is going to be hard to make sense of why you would use so much force inis syd of a young student in the classroom. it had a real bad optic to it, but at the end of the day, we have do what we always do, wolf, conduct an investigation and allow the process to take place, and you had witnesses in the classroom, both the teachers and the students, and as this investigation is going to be moving forward from the civil rights' perspective and also from the local investigative perspective, it is going to be interesting what the outcomes
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are, and it is, again, disturbing to look at upon first blush. >> president obama is where you are right now in chicago, and getting ready to address nationwide law enforcement officer, and gathering there a major speech, and tensions as we know between the police and the communities across the country, and after ferguson especially. what is the most important thing that you want to hear from the president. >> well sh, it has been a great week here in chicago with the international association of chiefs of police which is the granddaddy of all organizations. we have over 15,000 members here from around the world. the main theme here quite frankly is policing and community relations, and building those relationships. we will hear a lot from the president in regards to that, and maybe even in prison reform in the country as well. but we are at this place in american policing as you well know, wolf, where where we are trying to do better.
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i have been in a lot of classroom, and spoken to a number of chiefs and administra administrators throughout the week, and everybody is doing their darne esest -- darnedest, we are look at the best practice, and learning from each other, and over 250 classes being attended over the course of the weekend as well, too. it is a good time for the polici policing, and a very timely conference as well, and with the president being here today, it even makes it that much more important, and it highlights his commitment to the 21st century task force and advancing policing in the 21st century. we are all delighted that he is going to be here, and look forward to hearing from him later. >> and we will speak to you after that as well. cedric. thank you, cedric alexander our cnn law enforcement analyst. >> thank you, wolf. >> and still to come, we will take you to the front lines of the war in isis and syria, and this is the kurdish fighters ash and the challenges are enormous.
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i'i've been an elementary school teacher for 16 years. it is really difficult to afford living here in san francisco. i went into foster care my freshman year of high school. i think there was like 9 people living in a 3-bedroom house. claudia: 40% of the mission rock housing will be for low- and middle-income families. there will even be housing for people like micaela who are coming out of the foster-care system. micaela: after i left the foster-care system, i realized that i just couldn't do it on my own. not knowing where you guys are gonna go that night and just stay, like, it sucked not knowing that. mission rock -- it's completely different from anywhere that i've lived. it looks so much prettier.
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the atmosphere -- it just gives off possibilities. like, i have a chance. i can print out like six different ways to get to work. i would be proud to have someone like micaela be my neighbor. i would love to have somebody like claudia be my neighbor. claudia: i feel like it's part of what san francisco should be. as the u.s. considers expanding its role against isis, kurdish fighters are already on the front lines in syria. they are battling the terror group trying to reclaim some lost territory. they pushed isis out of the city and may now be prepare iing for another move forward. our senior international correspondent got an up close look from the front lines in northern syria. >> reporter: these men are at the core of america's latest
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strategy to defeat isis. manning positions along a vast and desolate front line with isis entrenched in villages just through the haze. they are fighters with a force of roughly 30,000 syrian kurds which back ed by coalition air power has dealt decisive blows to islamic militants across northern syria. >> commander is in charge of this front line position in the city, which they took from isis in august after months of fierce clashes. >> they try to attack us ten days ago. we weren't prepared so they didn't reach their target. >> but they keep trying. isis has control of the next village along which is just over a mile in that direction. but the men at this base tell us that isis fighters often go at night to that building just over there so that they can launch attacks on these positions.
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the u.s. hopes the ypg will soon move from defense o to offense taking the fight to the stronghold in raqqa. but in. bases across the front lines, the fighters were lightly armed, poorly quipped and exhausted by months of fighting. and senior commander knows the battles ahead will be even tougher. >> can you take raqqa without heavier weapons from the coalition. >> translator: the weapons we have are not high quality. for this it campaign, we'll need new heavy weapons. >> the most important they do have but don't want to talk about is this device, which helps the ypg get exact coordinates for enemy positions. those coordinates are sent to a joint u.s. kurd you shall operations room and minutes later fight er jets come screaming in. he was given a week of training
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before using the device. >> who trained you how to use this? >> translator: believe me, i can't say. when you finish the training, it's a secret. >> reporter: a mystery as is so much of the unfolding u.s. strategy in this critical corner of syria. >> clarissa is joining us live from irbil in northern iraq. the breaking news we have been following this hour r for the first time in a significant shift the u.s. going along now with an invitation to not only bring. russia into the peace negotiations as far as syria is concerned, but iran now as well. despite iran's strong support for bashar al assad's regime in damascus. how is this likely to play? you have spent a lot of time in the region. . what's your sense of the reaction? >> certainly, this is a significant shift for years the
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u.s. has been adamant that iran does not have a place at the negotiating table when it established the friends of syria. iran was not invited. but it's the also not surprising that we're seeing the shift because iran from day one has been so heavily involved in this conflict they have been bankrolling bashar al assad's regime. they have been supplying weaponry and supplying fighters. and i think the u.s. really came up against the limitations after what it was willing to do in syria and how much influence it could actually excerpt on the ground. it's fair to say there cannot be a diplomatic solution to the situation without having russia and iran on board. they are simply two powerful players. you can be sure that this will not be music to the ears of many of the u.s.'s allies on the ground particularly rebel fighters and those groups that are backed by the gulf.
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>> the saudis are deeply concerned about this as well. clarissa ward, our newest correspondent, welcome to cnn. be careful over there. i know like all of our correspondents, you're very courageous journalist. the cia director here in washington is now opening up for the first time about the hack of his personal e-mail account. you're going to hear what he's saying about it, when we come back. whatcha doin? just prepping for my boss' party in a couple weeks. what are those? crest whitestrips. they whiten way better than paste. crest 3d white whitestrips whiten 25 times better than a leading whitening toothpaste. someone's making quite an impression. this holiday season, select crest whitestrips are buy one, get one free. why pause a spontaneous moment to take a pill? or stop to find a bathroom? cialis for daily use, is approved to treat both erectile dysfunction and the urinary symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently, day or night. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medicines, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain,
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here in washington the cia director says he's outraged and annoyed by the health care of his personal e-mail account. he spoke about the incident for the first time today. . he shows that everyoe is vulnerable. >> i was certainly outraged by it. i certainly was r concerned
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about what people might try to do with that information. i was also dismayed at how some of the media handled it. the infrances that were in there. >> a high school student claimed to have gotten into his personal e-mail account last week. wikileaks published some of the contents later. china is warning the u.s. navy to stay away from three artificial islands they are bulding in the south china sea. they issued the warning to a u.s.s. destroyer as it sailed through an area the u.s. considers international waters. defense secretary ash carter was asked about it just a little while ago during a senate hearing. . >> we will fly, sail and operate wherever international law permits. >> did we send a destroyer yesterday? >> to do that there have been naval operations in that it
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region in recent days and there it will be in the weeks and months ahead. >> inside the 12-mile zone? >> we're going to stay on top of this story. that's it for me. thanks for watching. i'll be back at 5:00 p.m. eastern in the situation room. "newsroom" starts right now. thank you, here we go, i'm brooke baldwin. this is cnn. we're about to find out what donald trump is like in second place because he's now the republican front runner no more, at least not today. ben carson, trump's fell e low outsider, is the new man to beat. take a look at this new national poll. this is out today by cbs news and "new york times." 26% of republican primary voters say they back the retired pediatric neurosurgeon. while 22% still stand with um