Dempsey Discusses Anti-ISIL Strategy at Senate Hearing


Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning that the U.S. military’s role against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is appropriate and that the first job is to empower Iraqi ground forces to go on the offensive.
The strategy is only possible, the chairman said, because the Iraqis put together a credible government that is showing signs of being inclusive of all its citizens.