boots on the ground

Obama opens door to ground combat against ISIS

Obama opens door to 'limited' ground combat operations against ISIS, does not use the word Islam or Muslim.

Cruz opposes U.S. 'boots on the ground' now to fight ISIL

Jonathan Topaz, POLITICO

Sen. Ted Cruz said on Sunday he doesn’t now support U.S. combat troops on the ground to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the Texas Republican and tea party icon also slammed Republican congressional leaders for their strategy on funding the Department of Homeland Security.

Cruz and Graham At Odds Over 'Boots on the Ground'

David Knowles, Bloomberg Politics

"I don’t believe right now we need American boots on the ground, and the reason is, we have boots on the ground already, with the Kurds. The Peshmerga are trained, effective fighters," Cruz said on ABC's This Week.