U.S. military officials say there will be challenges in the next part of the strategy to battle the Islamic State. They tell The Washington Post that the Syrian opposition forces who will be recruited to fight ISIS will be trained to defend territory, not to seize it back from the militants.
Officials don't believe these fighters will be able to retake territory without the help of U.S. combat troops, a step President Obama has promised not to take. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson spoke with Rajiv Chandrasekaran, senior correspondent and associate editor at the Washington Post about the strategy.
This segment aired on October 24, 2014.