Obama's anti-IS proposal does not include "large-scale ground combat"

February 12, 2015 12:44 AM

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Washington, Feb 11 (EFE).- U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday sent to Congress a draft resolution to authorize the use of force against the Islamic State, a text that he hopes will serve as the legal basis for the current offensive against the jihadists but which, he said, will not allow "long-term large-scale ground combat operations."

In a White House statement after submitting the draft resolution to Congress, the president said that it "does not call for the deployment of U.S. ground combat forces to Iraq or Syria."

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