Should Republicans support ground troops in the fight against Islamic State terrorists? Alaska Senate candidate and Marine combat veteran Dan Sullivan explained why it was important not to take the option off the table, even if one didn’t favor the idea.
Sullivan criticized Begich and President Obama for repeatedly talking the option off the table in their public remarks about the fight against ISIS.
During the debate, Begich asserted that Sullivan was “gung-ho” at the idea of sending in more ground troops into the Middle East.
What he disagreed with, he explained, was the idea of taking options off the table during military engagements pointing out that “inaction has consequences.”
Sullivan added that there were already offensive combat troops in the region flying combat flights and providing military support, which might make the use of combat ground troops necessary.