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America's youth on 'boots on the ground' to combat ISIS




A Kurdish Peshmerga soldier mans an observation post on the frontline with ISIS November 5, 2015 near Telskuf in northern Iraq.
A Kurdish Peshmerga soldier mans an observation post on the frontline with ISIS November 5, 2015 near Telskuf in northern Iraq.
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A new national poll of America's 18- to 29-year-olds by the Harvard's Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government finds that a solid majority of support sending Ground Troops to fight ISIS.

This polling occurred before the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks said that America's youth was mostly split over U.S. ground troops against the so-called Islamic State with 48% for and 48% against.

However, after the attacks, IOP polling fielded the question again. Those results show that 60% of young Americans are in favor of "boots on the ground".

How do you feel about sending ground troops to combat ISIS? Is a recent large-scale incident what it takes to galvanize today's youth?

Guests:

John Della Volpe,  Director of polling at the Institute of Politics at Harvard. John leads the survey of public opinion every semester.

Bernard D. Rostker, senior fellow at the Rand Corporation. Former undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness for the US Department of Defense.