U.S. General Suggests “Boot On The Ground” In Iraq

General Wants Boots On The Ground In Iraq

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On Tuesday, the nation’s top military officer opened the door slightly to the possibility of American troops accompanying Iraqi forces on the battleground against ISIS if needed.

Gen. Martin Dempsey’s testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee came just ahead of a vote expected in the House on Wednesday on President Obama’s request for authority to arm and train Syrian rebels. The authorization would come with several congressional checks on the President’s power.

On Tuesday, GOP leaders tried to sell skeptical rank-and-file members on the plan by arguing that they are curbing Pres. Obama’s authority and requiring top administration officials to regularly keep Congress in the loop.

ABC’s Steven Portnoy joined us from Washington.

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