Republican chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee Senator John McCain yesterday called on the US administration to deploy ground troops to participate in the war against the Islamic State (ISIS).
During an interview with Fox News, McCain criticised what he called President Barack Obama and his administration’s “lack of strategy” concerning ISIS.
“We have to develop a strategy. And that’s going to require United States involvement. Not the same as before, but certainly boots on the ground, forward air controllers, training – a really robust effort to defeat ISIS,” he said.
The United States has refused to support a no-fly zone in Syria or to overthrow the Syrian regime President Bashar Al-Assad through military intervention.
John McCain recently visited Iraq, Afghanistan and Turkey, where he met with leaders of the Syrian opposition who spoke to him about their suffering and the problems they face in their war against the Syrian regime.