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How The "Syrian Rebels" Really Feel About "Friendly" US Airstrikes

Late yesterday, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, disclosed what in a nutshell US strategy in Syria would be. For one, he announced that the US would require some 12,000-15,000 armed, trained...Show More Summary

Dempsey: 15,000 Ground Troops Needed To Destroy ISIS

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey says it will take 15,000 ground troops to do the job. “The answer is yes. There has to be a ground component in the campaign,” Dempsey said, appearing alongside Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. “We need 12,000 to 15,000 to reclaim lost territory,” he said, referring to [...]

Pentagon: Airstrikes Alone Will Not Defeat Islamic State

(Washington, D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) secretary and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters today that airstrikes alone will not defeat the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq. DOD Secretary Chuck Hagel said "other military components" may be necessary. Show More Summary

Anarchy In Washington: Is Anybody In Charge?

Submitted by Justin Raimondo via Antiwar.com, The President pledges "no combat troops" in Iraq. The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, says he may recommend combat ground troops in the battle against ISIS. The President,...Show More Summary

Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

We’ve seen this dreaded movie before. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appeared before a Senate committee on Tuesday and said that, under certain circumstances, he might recommend that President Obama send U.S. ground forces to help fight ISIS, the terrorist group known as Islamic State.

Ground Troops Against ISIS: Not Why, But To What End?

Appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey opened the door to introducing U.S. ground troops into the campaign against the so-called “Islamic State” in Iraq and Syria. Dempsey said, “If…there are threats to the U.S., then of course, [...]

Top U.S. Military Official: Our Arab “Allies” Support ISIS

America’s top military official – the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey – just admitted in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing what we’ve been saying for months … America’s closest allies are supporting ISIS: SEN. Show More Summary

10 things you need to know today: September 17, 2014

1. Joint Chiefs chairman says ground troops might be needed if ISIS withstands airstrikesJoint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told Congress on Tuesday that he would recommend sending combat troops to fight against the...Show More Summary

Top U.S. general open to U.S. ground troops fighting ISIS, if necessary

President Obama has repeatedly said that he won't send U.S. ground troops into combat missions against the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS). At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey was less emphatic: My view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. Show More Summary

Top U.S. General: Ground Troops Not Ruled Out In Battle Against ISIS

Despite President Obama’s promise not to get involved in another ground war in Iraq, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has not ruled out the use of U.S. ground troops in the battle against ISIS. Fox News reported that Dempsey addressed the possible deployment of U.S. Show More Summary

Oh hey guy we might be sending ground troops to Iraq after all

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey testify during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the U.S. policy toward Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by the Islamic State on Capitol Hill in Washington September 16, 2014. Show More Summary

You Say Tomato, I Say Close Combat Advising

[Content Note: War.]In spite of President Obama's repeated assurances that he will not be ordering troops back into ground combat in Iraq, Army General Martin Dempsey, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate armed services...Show More Summary

Right Wingers Freaking Out at Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Feat. the Dumbest Man on the Internet

YouTube Yes, folks, it's yet another ridiculous trumped up fake outrage, spreading like wildfire through right wing blogs and news sites. You can probably expect to see this on Fox News any minute if it hasn't shown up there already. This time the idiots are freaking out at the chairman of the...

Top-Ranked U.S. General Says American Troops May Fight ISIS on the Ground

The U.S. military's top-ranked officer believes American ground forces could join Iraqi and Kurdish troops on the ground in the fight against the Islamic State. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said as much...Show More Summary

Preparing For All Out Iraq War: Joint Chiefs Of Staff Back US Troops In Combat "If Necessary"

Who could have seen this coming? In yet another example of untruthiness, it appears, according to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning, President Obama would back U.S. Show More Summary

Fox News Doubles Airtime For GOP Senators During Hearing On Islamic State Threat

Fox News' live coverage of the Senate Armed Services hearing on U.S. strategy against the Islamic State repeatedly cut away when Senate Democrats held the floor. On September 16, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the U.S. Show More Summary

Dempsey: Open to US Combat Forces on the Ground 'If Circumstances Evolve'

Tuesday testifying at a hearing on the ISIS strategy before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey said that if circumstances on the ground warranted it he would recommend U.S. combat boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria. Show More Summary

We’re already talking about sending in ground troops

In testimony today before Congress, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the use of American ground forces against ISIS might be a possibility: “To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will […]

Dempsey Says If Needed He Would Recommend Ground Forces In Iraq

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate panel he supports the president's plan to combat Islamic State militants but that if it proved necessary, he would recommend U.S. ground forces.

TOP US GENERAL: ISIS Is Fighting Because of “Grievances” (Video)

Wow! Now this was crazy… Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate panel this morning that ISIS is building its Caliphate and slaughtering infidels because of “grievances.” “The way forward seems to … Continue reading ?

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