US Troops May Be Back in Iraq

Gen. Martin Dempsey says troops could be embedded with Iraqi troops to combat ISIS.
0:56 | 09/16/14

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Tonight, the nation's top general, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, raising a controversial possibility. U.s. Troops in combat in Iraq again. This time, to help fight the brutal killers of Isis. I want to bring in ABC's chief whouls correspondent Jonathan Karl tonight. Keep us honest on this tonight. Boots on the ground in Iraq? That's not what the president said last week. Reporter: That's right, David. The president has been clear that there will be no U.S. Ground troops. He said just last week, we will not get dragged into a ground war. But the door seemed open a crack today when general Dempsey said U.S. Troops could be imbedded in with Iraqi forces to help identify targets for air strikes. It all comes down to how you define combat. If such a mission were approved, the white house says those would not be considered combat troops, but make no mistake, David, that would be a dangerous mission, no matter what you call it. All right, Jon Karl from Washington tonight. Jon, thank you.

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