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And I didn't even know ISIS had a "Caliphate". I thought they were still waiting for the leader of that to "arrive".

 

BUT, I see from the article that the UK has NOT committed any type of troop support - instead they voted against.

 

 

Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Lord Richards said military leaders need to "look again" at the strategy to defeat IS, saying the current plan "won't work in the time I think we have available".

 

He said the current strategy - of training and equipping local fighters to do the "hard work" - could prove successful, but warned the "scale of effort" going into it was "woefully insufficient".

 

"If you really want to get rid of them we effectively need to get on a war footing," he told the programme, saying he suspected UK and US troops would, in the future, have to join ground efforts against IS.

 

But new Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said he was "deeply worried" by the tone of Mr Cameron's comments, saying he was playing to the "ISIS narrative".

 

"What we ought to be doing is to get behind the Muslim communities in that region and supporting them through diplomatic means," he told Sky News.

 

Tory MP Julian Lewis, chairman of the Defence Select Committee, also criticised the prime minister, saying had been making up policy towards IS "on the hoof".

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