Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate panel this morning that the US may send in ground troops if they are needed to defeat ISIS.
“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.”
Gen. Martin Dempsey: US May Send in Ground Troops to Fight ISIS
Via Happening Now:
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Barack Obama pulled all US troops from Iraq prematurely in 2012.
It was one of the largest foreign policy errors in US history.
“The greatest responsibility I have as President is to keep the American people safe. That’s why I ended the war in Iraq.”—President Obama
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 23, 2012
There are already 1,600 US troops currently in Iraq fighting ISIS.