MESOP TODAYS HEADLINE : ADVICE BY CHAIRMAN DONALD / Trump calls for ground troops in Iraq, Syria

Orient Net – Agencies – 11 Mar ch 2016 – Donald Trump would deploy up to 30,000 American soldiers in the Middle East to defeat ISIS, he said at Thursday night’s debate.Trump was answering a question about comments from General Lloyd Austin III, the head of U.S. Central Command who said more troops on the ground would be needed to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq, Politico reported.

“We really have no choice, we have to knock out ISIS,” Trump said. “I would listen to the generals, but I’m hearing numbers of 20,000-30,000.” Trump typically rails against American military involvement around the world, but he was not alone in calling for ground troops in Iraq and Syria at the debate.“We need to do whatever is necessary to utterly defeat ISIS,” Senator Ted Cruz said. “We need to put whatever ground power is needed.” “You have to be in the air and you have to be on the ground,” said Ohio Gov. John Kasich, The Washington Post reported.