Monday, November 30, 2015

Two Senior U.S Senators Want To Deploy 20,000 U.S. Soldiers To Iraq And Syria



Reuters: U.S. senators call for 20,000 troops in Syria and Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two senior U.S. senators called on Sunday for Washington to nearly triple military force levels in Iraq to 10,000 and send an equal number of troops to Syria as part of a multinational ground force to counter Islamic State in both countries.

Republicans John McCain and Lindsey Graham criticized President Barack Obama's incremental Islamic State strategy, which relies on air strikes and modest support to local ground forces in Iraq and Syria, and said the need for greater U.S. involvement was underlined by this month's Paris attacks.

"The only way you can destroy the caliphate is with a ground component," said Graham who is seeking his party's presidential nomination. "The aerial campaign is not turning the tide of battle."

WNU Editor: There is a zero chance for such a deployment to happen now. Later .... who knows.

More News On Republicans John McCain and Lindsey Graham Advocating The Deployment Of 20,000 U.S. Soldiers To Iraq And Syria

Graham, McCain want U.S.-led force against ISIS in Syria -- CNN
John McCain and Lindsey Graham call for 20000 US troops in Syria and Iraq -- The Telegraph
John McCain and Lindsey Graham call for 20,000 troops in Iraq and Syria to fight Isis -- The Independent
Republicans urge Obama to send 20,000 troops to Iraq, Syria -- Al Bawaba

3 comments:

Aizino Smith said...

Why can't these 2 go away?

Revenge of the Living Dead. They haunt us.

Si-vis-pasen- said...

Senator Graham and senator McCain by all means please you go and get a rifle and defend Isis .

Aizino Smith said...

You mean defeat ISIS?