NBC: Obama 'Warned All Along' Airstrikes Won't 'Degrade and Destroy' ISIS

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13 Oct 2014

Monday on MSNBC’s “Jose Diaz-Balart Live,” Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski said President Barack Obama had been repeatedly warned by chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey that U.S. airstrikes alone will not even degrade ISIS.

Miklaszewsk said, “U.S. military officials including the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey warned all along that air strikes alone will not defeat or even degrade ISIS to the point where anybody can claim any kind of significant progress or victory. It will ultimately take troops on the ground.”

“There have been some 51 air strikes conducted against ISIS targets around Kobani on the Turkish border over the last week,” he continued. “Even there the problem is, again, with no boots on the ground so many ISIS fighters are inside the city. It’s impossible to strike them from the air. Number one, it’s difficult to find them. two, they may be mingled among some innocent civilians, not only the Kurdish fighters but among civilian population.”

 

 

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