Blair: Do Not Discount Deploying Ground Troops To Fight ISIS

Posted on September 22, 2014

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has said that sending in combat troops to fight Islamic State militants on the ground should not be ruled out.

Mr Blair said in a BBC interview: “Unless you’re prepared to fight these people on the ground, you may contain them but you won’t defeat them.”

He said there was “no appetite for ground engagement in the West” and that local forces could take on the role.

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