US may use ground forces against Daesh: Defense chief
Ash Carter's announcement signals major shift in White House policy
American troops will take direct ground action against Daesh in Iraq and Syria, if necessary, the head of U.S. defense said Tuesday.
The announcement signal a major shift in White House policy against using ground troops in a combat role against the militants.
“We won’t hold back from supporting capable partners in opportunistic attacks against ISIL, or conducting such missions directly, whether by strikes from the air or direct action on the ground,” Ash Carter told a Senate Armed Service Committee.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.