September 17th, 2014
09:23 PM ET

Obama reiterates: No ground troops to combat ISIS

The United States House of Representatives has voted to arm Syrian rebels as U.S. fighter jets and drones launch new airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq.

Despite the president's insistence that there will be no U.S boots on the ground in this war, he says there are things only America can do.

"When the world is threatened, when the world needs help, it calls on America," President Obama told troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. "Even the countries that complain about America, when they need help, who do they call? They call us."

Obama, Kerry: No U.S. troops will be sent into combat against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is out with a new video from its Al Hayat Media Center, the terror group's new video threatening to blow up the White House and kill U.S. troops.

All of this as the administration continues to try to explain why the president and his top general are sending mixed messages about the future of this fight.

Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto has more OutFront.

Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • News • Syria
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