Dempsey: US troops could fight alongside Iraqi forces in war against ISIS

November 13, 2014 6:11 PM

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Dempsey: US troops could fight alongside Iraqi forces in war against ISIS

WASHINGTON – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress on Thursday that he wouldn’t rule out sending a small number of American forces to fight alongside Iraqi troops during some of the more complex missions against the Islamic State.

"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,” Army Gen. Martin Dempsey told the House Armed Services Committee.

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