3 Year Campaign! Gen. Dempsey Admits 15,000 Ground Troops Needed to Defeat ISIS

Published on Oct 13, 2014 by DAHBOO77

As the United States enters the third month of a bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria, the nation’s top military leader said that ISIS has adapted its tactics – finding new ways to blend in to with the population – to evade detection.

“They’re becoming more savvy with the use of electronic devices,” said the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey. “They don’t fly flags and move around in large convoys. They don’t establish headquarters that are visible or identifiable.”

Though the new techniques make it harder for coalition forces to track and target ISIS fighters, Dempsey told “On the Radar” that the coalition has had success in containing and disrupting ISIS while also building up the Iraqi forces’ offensive abilities.

Moving forward in what he estimates to be a several-year-long campaign, Dempsey explained how the fight against ISIS, also known as ISIL or the Islamic State, inside Iraq and Syria are different.


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