In US, growing skepticism over 'no boots on ground' war plan

An Iraqi Sunni gunman, who took up arms alongside security forces to defend the town of Dhuluiyah from jihadists, flashes the V-sign as he holds a position in the Jubur area on September 17, 2014Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama faces growing skepticism in Washington over his plan to defeat Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria without US ground troops, with critics blasting the strategy as unrealistic and half-hearted.

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