Dempsey: We’re Considering Ground Troops
No one believed the promise of no ground troops in Iraq. But Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey told Congress Thursday they are considering ground troops to fight ISIS militants.
In Washington, U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress on Thursday that the United States would consider dispatching a modest number of American forces to fight with Iraqi troops as they engage in more complex missions in the campaign against ISIS militants.
“I’m not predicting at this point that I would recommend that those forces in Mosul and along the border would need to be accompanied by U.S. forces, but we’re certainly considering it,” Dempsey told the House Armed Services Committee.[su_csky_ad]