Gen. Keane: Congress Shouldn't Approve Obama's Proposal to Fight ISIS
Fox News military analyst Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.) testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday that President Obama's war request from Congress will not be enough to defeat the Islamic State.
"Why put limits on a ground force, when it's widely recognized as the only means to defeat ISIS?" Keane stated during his testimony. "Indeed it may be necessary for a coalition ground force, with the United States likely in the lead to ultimately defeat ISIS. The ground force constraint should be removed from the AMF if the true goal is to defeat ISIS."
Keane told Bill Hemmer this morning on "America's Newsroom" that a ground force is needed to defeat the terrorist organization.
"We don't have a ground force partner in Syria right now, nor do we have an adequate plan to actually establish one," Keane said. "In Syria, I think the only way we'll be able to drive ISIS out of Syria, is one, shut down Assad's air power, establish no-fly zones and then put together an Arab and Turkish coalition on the ground."
Keane stated that "the president does not discuss this at all."
"So the mission that he's really thinking about, is we're going to try to reclaim the territory we lost in Iraq," he said. "But all we're going to do in Syria, is degrade ISIS and contain it and give the problem to the next administration. That's pretty much what the plan is."
Keane stated that Congress should not vote for Obama's proposal in its present form.
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