Graham: U.S will need boots on the ground

October 5, 2014 2:26 PM

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Graham: U.S will need boots on the ground

Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that U.S. combat troops are going to be needed on the ground in Syria and Iraq to defeat Islamic State militants, despite the repeated insistence from President Barack Obama that he won’t deploy such forces.

The South Carolina Republican argued on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Arab forces in Iraq and Syria won’t have the capability to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and that the forces in Syria will need U.S. training on the ground at the very least.

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