U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said today he's not sure whether the no-gun policy at military installations should be lifted. He questioned whether the policy shift could "cause more problems than it solves."
There will be boots on the ground in the fight against ISIS – just not American boots, according to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. But top military leaders have said that the administration should not rule out the option of placing U.S. troops in combat roles.
At least five current or former military leaders are now on the record cautioning President Obama against firmly declaring that the United States will not deploy ground troops to fight ISIS.
At a memorial service in Fort Hood, Texas, President Obama joined the military and families of the fallen soldiers last week’s shooting.
U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno went to Capitol Hill to defend the military policy disallowing soldiers to carry concealed weapons on base.