General: U.S. Troops May Fight ISIS


martin-dempseyChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsy said American troops could end up fighting ISIS on the battlefield, if need be. “To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president,” Dempsey told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.

He also said that the 475 U.S. soldiers being sent to Iraq “will help the Iraqis conduct campaign planning, arrange for enabler and logistics support, and coordinate coalition contributions.”

While Dempsey noted the airstrikes will not be like the “shock and awe” approach in Iraq in 2003, they will “persistent and sustainable.” Read more at ABC News.

{Andy Newscenter}


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