According to a retired British General, troops on the ground in Syria are a strategic necessity and if the UK wants to beat ISIS it must be willing to put them there.
Sir Richard Shirreff, a former deputy head of NATO, believes British troops should “play a major role” and warned the government against putting their “heads in the sand”amid mounting tensions between the West and Moscow.
He also said that any British involvement in the country’s civil war was going to need international support and should definitely be led by the U.S. and that he “absolutely” supported the principle of no-fly zones .
“The notion of large-scale occupations by Western troops of Muslim countries is off the radar scale, but what is not off the radar scale is proper capacity building, and by that I mean proper training,” he told the Telegraph in an exclusive interview Tuesday.
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