Obama: Islamic State is going to lose
WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama says his new war-powers request to Congress won't become the authorization for another ground war like the U.S. fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Obama spoke on Wednesday after submitting his request for a new authorization to use military force against the Islamic State group.
Obama says the draft authorization does not call for the deployment of ground forces. He says that's not necessary to fight IS.
But the president says he could deploy special forces if the U.S. had actionable intelligence about where IS leaders were gathering, for example.
Obama says the missions is difficult and will stay that way for some time. But he says the U.S.-led coalition is on the offensive.
He says, "ISIL is going to lose."
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