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Gen. Martin E. Dempsey

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey7 posts
16 Sep, 2014

Foley mission ‘riskiest ever’

Makes Statement

Gen. Dempsey tells the Senate that the mission to rescue Foley – which ultimately failed – was the riskiest ever attempted:

Having been at this some time, it was the most complex, highest risk mission we’ve ever undertaken.

He says this may provide some solace to Foley’s family, who have said that the government did not offer them enough help.

‘Won’t look like shock-and-awe’

Makes Statement

Dempsey says strikes on ISIS in Syria will be different from the ‘shock-and-awe’ tactics of the Iraq War:

This won’t look like a shock-and-awe campaign because that’s not how Isil is organized.

The U.S. will work to ensure a Syrian chain of command is in place to lead forces against ISIS in what he says will be a persistent campaign.

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