Iraq: Ground Role Likely For U.S. Troops, Top Gen. Says

Iraq: Ground Role Likely For U.S. Troops, Top Gen. Says

October 12, 2014 | 1752 GMT


U.S. ground troops will likely be used in ground operations when the Iraqi military is ready to mount an offensive against Islamic State militants, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said Oct. 12, France24 reported. Dempsey added that he has yet to see a scenario where U.S. ground troops would have made a difference in the conflict, but added that that may change. The United States has only authorized airstrikes against Islamic State targets and has restricted its advisors to non-combat roles.