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Pentagon: To Get ISIS, We’d Have To Strike Syria

OWoN: And still these IDIOTS won't work with Assad.

Their old failed strategy is already over played. With planes that cannot fly due to fatigue or technological problems, what resources will be used? And where will the money come from? All in a country where a 1/3 of the population receives benefits from the government and the military ranks are being cut, these are empty words. And do they forget that only last year Russia and China stood together to say NO!

A time for more progressive thinking to put America back to work. Sack the mass Military wasters and slash CIA budgets by at least 35%.

Chuck Hagel calls Islamic State 'beyond anything we've seen'

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
21 August 2014

In a Pentagon briefing today, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said US airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but he expects Islamic State militants will regroup and stage a new offensive.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said it’s possible to contain the Islamic State militants, but it can’t be done permanently without going after the group in Syria.

Speaking to reporters with Hagel, Dempsey said he wasn’t predicting US airstrikes in Syria, but said the problem must be addressed diplomatically, politically, and militarily by America and its regional partners.

Asked to compare ISIS with al-Qaeda, Hagel said the militant group that’s been battling for ground in northern Iraq is “beyond anything we’ve seen” and is not “just a terrorist group,” reports NBC News.

“They marry an ideology with a sophistication of strategy and military prowess” that “represents a whole new paradigm of threats to this country.”

Hagel said all options were on the table, including airstrikes into Syria. The US has restricted its military action to Iraq, but concerns have increased as the Islamic militant group extends its reach and work from safe havens in Syria.


1 comment :

  1. John

    You did not get it right. The title should read not as posted (Pentagon: To Get ISIS, We’d Have To Strike Syria)


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