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Congressman Lee Zeldin Speaks at House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing: The Administration's Strategy to Confront ISIS

March 27, 2015
Press Release
Following the Hearing, It is Still Unclear What Exactly the President Means When He Says There Will Not Be Any Boots on the Ground

Washington, DC – On Thursday, March 26, 2015, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – NY-1) spoke at the House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing: “The Administration’s Strategy to Confront ISIS,” where three top U.S. military Generals spoke as witnesses.

Following the hearing, Congressman Zeldin stated, "It is still unclear what exactly President Obama means when he says that there will not be any 'boots on the ground'. In response to my questioning, General (Ret) John Allen discussed how paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division were being deployed to Iraq. Will U.S. special operations forces, 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers, or any other military personnel be used to conduct any offensive military operations on the ground? The question remains unanswered as well as determining whether President Obama has delegated the authority to make that determination to anyone under him in the Chain of Command."

You can watch it here.