The Obama Administration is escalating the case for going back to Iraq, this time to fight the extremist group ISIL—and not just with bombing. America’s top commander told a Senate committee today that US soldiers might join the battle, despite the President’s promise of no “boots on the ground.” The public may be ready to hear the message. Videos of beheadings by ISIL have generated alarm, and polls show real fear for America’s homeland. We’ll hear conflicting opinions about the threat, the President’s leadership, and whether Congress will get involved before the mid-term elections.
Also, will Scotland vote to go it alone?
Banner Image: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington D.C. Sept. 16, 2014. President Barack H. Obama authorized military strikes in Syria to destroy, degrade, and defeat the terrorist group known as ISIS. Department of Defense Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton.