US general: Ground troops option if anti-IS strategy fails
US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State (IS) militants if the current US-led strategy fails, top US General Martin Dempsey has said.
President Barack Obama has repeatedly said that US ground troops would not have a combat mission in Iraq under the strategy outlined last week.
The BBC's North America Editor Jon Sopel reports from Washington.
16 Sep 2014
- From the section Middle East