Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
22nd January, 2016
The US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter explained the decision to conduct a ground operation as a desire "to accelerate the process of" victory over the "Islamic State". Earlier, U.S. President Barack Obama said that the U.S. is not going to get involved in new large-scale war in Syria and Iraq.
The coalition will involve ground troops in the fight against the terrorist group "Islamic State" (IS, is prohibited in Russia) in Syria and Iraq, said the U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.
As was reported by the Agency Reuters, referring to TV channel CNBC, "a ground operation will be a part of a strategy to combat ISIS in Iraq and Syria". "We do a lot, because we have to do a lot, because we have to defeat ISIS. I'm sure we'll manage, but I want to speed up this process", — said Carter.
Earlier, U.S. President Barack Obama said that the U.S. is not going to get involved in new large-scale war in Syria and Iraq. Also, during his address to the nation on December 7th, Obama said that it would lead "to the death of thousands of troops and the draining of resources".