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White House: No 'Large Scale' Ground Operations in Stepped Up IS Fight

The United States says it has "no intention to pursue long-term, large-scale ground combat operations" like in Afghanistan or Iraq, in its stepped up offensive against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria. Defense Secretary Ash Carter Tuesday said the change in strategy would include more airstrikes and possible ground assaults. White House Press Secretary Eric Schultz Wednesday backed up Carter's statement, making clear the United States "retain[s] the ability to...

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