PolitiFact: Not Much Difference Between Obama, GOP Candidates on ISIS Strategy

politifactPolitiFact recently compared President Obama‘s current ISIS strategy to what Republican candidates want to see in the U.S.’ ISIS strategy and concluded that they’re not exactly that far apart.

PolitiFact’s Linda Qiu wrote that the 2016 candidates on the GOP side don’t give that many specifics about their proposals to fight ISIS, and when they do, they “largely follow the White House’s plan.”

For example, the majority of candidates want ground troops in the region, but “few have articulated how the deployment would differ from Obama’s current use of U.S. troops.”

In fact, in their big chart of where all the Republicans stand in comparison to the White House on ISIS, the three biggest points of difference are these:

  • Supports a no-fly zone
  • Opposes accepting Syrian refugees
  • Supports using phrases like “radical Islam”

Aside from that, there are a few candidates who support safe zones in Syria and have proposals for troops in the region that differ from Obama’s. Rand Paul differs from many of the other candidates by opposing a no-fly zone over Syria and combat troops in Iraq.

You can read PolitiFact’s full piece here.

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