Kerry Says Countries Are Offering Ground Troops But He’s Rejected Them

‘It’s not appropriate to announce, this country will do this, this country will do that’

Kerry: Some Countries Have Offered Ground Troops to fight ISIS, But We’re Not Interested (National Review Online)

Secretary of State John Kerry declined to get into specifics about what sort of help the U.S. could expect from other countries in its fight against the Islamic State, but he said there is one kind of assistance he is not seeking: ground troops.

In an interview airing on Sunday, Kerry told Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer, “We’re not looking to put troops on the ground.”

“There are some who have offered to do so,” he said, “but we are not looking for that at this moment anyway.”

Video files
Audio files
Similar stories
O’Reilly Grills Trump on ISIS: It Sounds Like You Would Use Ground Troops to Take the Oil and Kill Them
Kerry on Ground Troops: ‘They Won’t Be Doing That’
Gates: I Would Not Put Ground Troops in Syria
Sen. Reed Concedes Ground Troops May Be Necessary, Just Not American Troops
Kerry: Arab Countries Have Offered To Bear Costs and Assist Attack on Syria