Obama: Doubling Troops in New Phase Against ISIS


isis2President Obama said his decision to double the number of U.S. military advisers to Iraq “signals a new phase” in the battle against ISIS.

Speaking Sunday on CBS’s Face The Nation, Obama framed the increase as a positive sign. “Rather than just try to halt ISIL’s momentum, we’re now in a position to start going on some offense,” he said.

While this new phase means some 1,5000 troops will be sent to train Iraqi soldiers, the president stressed that U.S. forces “are not going to be engaged in combat.”

Obama also addressed last week’s disappointing midterm election results for the Democrats. “We got beat,” he said simply. Read more ¬†at CBS News.

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