US General: Ground troops option if anti-IS strategy fails

September 16, 2014 2:57 PM

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US General: Ground troops option if anti-IS strategy fails

US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State (IS) militants if the current US-led strategy fails, top US General Martin Dempsey has said.

President Obama has repeatedly said that US ground troops would not have a combat mission in Iraq under the strategy outlined last week.

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