ISIS has released a new propaganda video that suggests the terrorist group would ravage U.S. ground troops. The video was produced as a hollywood trailer called, "Flames of War".
CNN's Tom Foreman has the latest.
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey made a startling admission to Congress saying U.S. troops could join the ground war against ISIS.
"If we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific (ISIS) targets, I will recommend that to the President," Dempsey said during a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
Dempsey's admission forced the administration to do some major damage control because President Obama has insisted that there will be no U.S. boots on the ground.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Dempsey was just responding to a hypothetical situation. The policy - no boots on the ground - remains.
"What he said was that if he felt that the strategy as it was being proposed and executed was failing that he would not hesitate to change his advice to the commander-in-chief," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.
But who should put boots on the ground?
Britain has agreed to help arm Kurdish forces, support the Iraqi government, keep supplying humanitarian help and coordinate with the United Nations to battle ISIS. British Prime Minister David Cameron has said "this is not about British troops on the ground."
In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, British Ambassador to the U.S. Sir Peter Westmacott discusses his country's fight against ISIS and the pending Scottish independence vote.
CNN has obtained tapes of American terrorists recruiting friends in the U.S. to join terror groups like ISIS. We hear the voice of a Boston man whose friend is now wanted by the FBI for possible ties to ISIS. He's lured by a fellow American to fight jihad overseas.
The recruiter promised a good life with everything taken care of and even offered a wife. CNN'S Deborah Feyerick is OutFront with this chilling audio.
The National Players Association says it has filed an appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL.
NFLPA Statement below:
Today, the NFL Players Association formally filed an appeal of the indefinite suspension of Ray Rice by the NFL. This action taken by our union is to protect the due process rights of all NFL players.
The NFLPA appeal is based on supporting facts that reveal a lack of a fair and impartial process, including the role of the office of the Commissioner of the NFL. We have asked that a neutral and jointly selected arbitrator hear this case as the Commissioner and his staff will be essential witnesses in the proceeding and thus cannot serve as impartial arbitrators.
- NFL Players Association
The president of the association told CNN's Erin Burnett that the organization has an obligation to defend its members. He was clear that Rice has been disciplined multiple times by the NFL commissioner and should be able to play again.
CNN's Miguel Marquez is OutFront with more on why the Association feels it has a case against the league and its commissioner Roger Goodell.
American Ebola survivor Kent Brantly had a dire warning Tuesday while testifying for members of Congress.
"It is a fire," he said. "It is a fire straight from the pit of hell. We cannot fool ourselves into thinking that the vast Atlantic Ocean will protect us from the flames of this fire."
Brantly, who had been working in Liberia when he became infected with the virus, urged Congress to look at ways to stop Ebola.
He pressed Congress to provide the extra funds to fight the outbreak. Earlier in the day, he met with President Obama who told him about the expanded U.S. efforts.
President Obama announced he is sending 3,000 U.S. troops to the hot zone. U.S. officials are concerned the virus could mutate into an even more dangerous form that could be transmitted through the air.
The U.S. has faced this threat before. CNN's Athena Jones has the report.