George Will on putting American forces close to, but not in combat: 'Probably a conundrum'

Syndicated columnist George Will told viewers Monday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that President Obama is doing everything the American public will allow him to do in the fight against ISIS.

“The president is doing all that the country will permit him to do. That is, air support and logistical support,” Will said.

“Beyond that, they will put up with very little. Except… [American troops] are still getting killed.”

Will added that, while the majority of Americans may not want another ground war, if our troops are assisting Iraqi forces and Syrian rebels in close proximity, it may be difficult to stay out of harm’s way.

“They're supposedly advising and assisting, but [this is a] conflict where there are no static lines, as there were in World War II or in the trench warfare of World War I,” he said, “In a fluid situation like that, the idea you can put people close to combat and not in combat is probably a conundrum.”