President Obama said the recent terrorist attacks on Paris will lead to an “intensification” of the fight against Islamic State militants, but will not fundamentally change his strategy nor his reluctance to put more U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq and Syria.
“We have the right strategy and we’re seeing it through,” Obama said Monday at a news conference in Antalya, Turkey, at the close of a summit of 20 nations.
For now, the Pentagon has made no significant changes to ongoing operations in Iraq and Syria and there have been no new deployments of people or weaponry into the region during the past several days, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said Monday. […]