A Defense Department official told CNN that US ground forces could be deployed to Syria to fight ISIS. Is this a good idea?
The American government is reportedly weighing the possibility of sending soldiers into Syria to fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), according to defense department officials.
“It’s possible that you may see conventional forces hit the ground in Syria for some period of time,” the unnamed official told CNN.
The Syrian Civil War has raged since 2011 and has been a humanitarian catastrophe. If the United States places boots on the ground, this is the situation they will be entering: