ground troops needed to fight ISIS

September 29, 2014 9:54 PM

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ground troops needed to fight ISIS

Americans would support sending more U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State if U.S. strategy in the region were clearer, Sen. John McCain, a longtime critic of President Obama's foreign policy, said Monday. And without more specialized troops, he said, the U.S. mission against the Islamic State will fail.

McCain has urged that the U.S. also target forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. And he refuted Obama's assertion that the rise of the Islamic State militant group, and the deterioration of the Iraqi military, had been underestimated by U.S. intelligence, calling it a "dog ate my homework'' ra...

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