WASHINGTON—Tuesday morning, President Obama announced the immediate deployment of American boots in response to the continuing threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
This is in spite of the president’s recent assurance that there will be “no boots on the ground.”
“It has become clear that airstrikes alone are not enough,” said President Obama during a press conference.
“To degrade and destroy the extremist threat facing Iraq and Syria, we need a sizable ground presence. That’s why I’ve authorized the immediate deployment of 60,000 pairs of boots to the region.” Read the full story