March 02, 2015

Americans open to U.S. troops for fighting Islamic State

By Nicholas Heras

Source: Washington Times

Journalist(s) Jacqueline Klimas

Americans are increasingly open to putting U.S. troops in combat to stop the Islamic State, according to polling that could boost hawks pushing Congress to approve the broadest grant of force to President Obama to escalate the fight in Iraq and Syria.

Mr. Obama has been reluctant to commit troops to the fight beyond logistics support, but the country is moving in that direction, with American opinion about evenly split, according to a Pew Research Poll released last week. In October, 39 percent favored using U.S. ground forces.

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  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...