Dempsey: U.S. Might Need Ground Forces
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is preparing for troops on the ground.
[He] told a Senate panel that the goal for American advisers is to help Iraqi forces with planning, logistics and coordinating military efforts by coalition partners to take out members of the Islamic State group.
“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 Committees, using an alternative name for the group.
Pressed during questioning, Dempsey said he “would go back to the president and make a recommendation that may include the use of ground forces.”[su_csky_ad]