Sheldon Richman Asks Whether the U.S. Will Send Ground Troops to Fight ISIS

airstrikes in IraqWith the United
States dropping bombs on yet another Muslim country, we might
benefit from a close look at President Obama’s anti–Islamic State
strategy, writes Sheldon Richman. Obama keeps saying that this is
not just an American fight and that ground troops will not be
necessary. Yet he also insists that ISIS threatens Americans in the
United States. That naturally raises this question: what if the
local ground troops that Obama counts on—the Iraqi and Kurdish
armies and the alleged moderate Syrian rebels—aren’t up to the

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