WASHINGTON, DC (NBC News) – The nation’s top military commander said Tuesday he will recommend putting U.S. combat troops on the ground against ISIS if President Obama’s intensified air war fails.
“If there are threats to the United States, then I of course would go back to the president and make a recommendation that may include the use of U.S. military ground forces,” Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey told Senators during testimony on Capitol Hill.
The news that his top general might recommend using U.S. ground forces came as President Obama met with coalition commander James Allen, who’s failed so far to get Arab nations to send troops.
Meanwhile, Congress will soon vote on training and arming anti-ISIS Syrian rebels.
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