Programming Note: Former Vice President Dick Cheney sits down with Sean Hannity to give his take on the latest military action in Syria. Don't miss a "Hannity" exclusive, Wednesday at 10p ET.


If Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ever became president, would he advocate for a permanent U.S. troop presence in the Middle East?

“Absolutely,” he told Neil Cavuto this afternoon on “Your World.” Rubio explained that the bin Laden mission would have been impossible without a U.S. troop mission in Afghanistan. He also said that having U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq could have prevented the advance of ISIS.


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Rubio also called for boots on the ground, saying that ISIS can be degraded through airstrikes, but cannot be defeated through strikes alone.

Watch the full interview above.