Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Obama: No Ground Troops Against Islamic State

Describing the Islamic State as "the face of evil," President Obama said Monday he will continue working with other countries on a coordinated strategy to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the militant group — without U.S. combat troops.
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"We have the right strategy and we're going to see it through," Obama said after a Group of 20 nations summit that focused on counter-terrorism in the wake of last week's attacks in Paris.
The president defended a strategy based on air strikes, working with allies on intelligence gathering, and training local military forces. He said that deploying a large U.S. military force to fight the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq — a step recommended by Republican presidential candidates and other critics — would be ineffective.
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