US warns IS are beyond just a terrorist group.
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lay stressed upon importance of a U.S. military action in eastern Syria, which is stronghold of IS militias.
General Dempsey said, “Can they be defeated without addressing that part of the organization that resides in Syria? The answer is no.”
Defence secretary Hagel said, “They are beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology, a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess.”
“…This is beyond anything we have seen, and we must prepare for everything. And the only way you do that is that you take a cold, steely hard look at it and get ready,” he stated.