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  7/4/2014, Tammuz 6, 5774

Dempsey Won't Rule Out U.S. Military Action in Iraq

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, left the door open Thursday to stepped-up U.S. military involvement in Iraq if the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) poses a threat to the United States.

"Assessing and advising and enabling are very different words than attacking, defeating and disrupting," CNN quoted Dempsey as having said during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington.