‘House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said on Sunday it’s important not to rule out putting troops on the ground in Syria to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, but smaller, more targeted steps are needed first.
For example, placing special capability soldiers among Syrian rebels will help them fight better, the Michigan Republican said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” The U.S. also needs a better strategy for combating ISIL, Rogers said. After meeting with British officials, he said a lack of strategy in the U.S. is a glaring problem.
“I think what shocked our British friends is this lack of strategy,” he said. “I think that they’ll be with us if we can put together a coherent strategy for Syria and Iraq. I really do believe that.”‘