"We didn’t want to do environmental damage," Michael Morell says.
"Most refugees pose absolutely no threat to us," the Speaker added.
Compared to state-building or war-fighting, carrying out an attack in the West is cheap.
Rep. Mac Thornberry wants a four-star general on the ground in Iraq.
“The longer they hold ground the longer we’re at risk,” said Rep. Adam Schiff.
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Fifty-three percent oppose boots on the ground, even as the U.S. steps up airstrkes.
Why put our soliders at risk? We should let the situation play out until we get some clarity.
The small number of U.S. special operations forces would deploy to Syria in an advisory role.
Webb or retired Gen. Wesley Clark could bring a veteran's presence if Clinton wins the nomination.
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"U.S. forces are not in Iraq on a combat mission," the official insists.
"Our lack of leadership is now creating chaos all over the world," Bush said.
The Obama administration says its refugee-screening process is already strong.
The US must be able to differentiate between pro-Western and anti-Western groups.
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Getting into a quagmire is easier than getting out of this type of conflict.
"I don’t think it’s enough. I think we’re looking to do more," Ashton Carter said.
GOP candidates say Obama's step is not enough.
The failure to develop a strategic objective in Iraq has been remarkably bipartisan.
"This is an Iraqi affair," a spokesman for the prime minister said.
The defense secretary says it was not planned for Americans to be involved in the fight.
Seventy Kurdish hostages were rescued in the mission, according to an official.