US Troops Could Fight ISIS in Iraq, General Says

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
1:03 | 09/16/14

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Turning to the crisis -- now the nation's top military leaders are throwing support behind president Obama's strategy to defeat that terrorist group. Anti war protesters -- bears Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and joint chiefs chairman Martin Dempsey testify before the senate arms services committee. Congress is considering the president's plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels -- said the fight will not be easy and it will not be brief. And that other nations are also offering their support. More than forty nations have already expressed their willingness to participate in this effort. And more than thirty nations have indicated their readiness. To offer military support. Dempsey says he would recommend the US consider deploying American ground forces to Iraq to combat I -- the president has said that American forces. Well -- have a combat mission in Iraq. If we reached a point where I believe our advisors -- company Iraq troops on attacks against specific highest ideal targets I'll recommend that to the president.

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