(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey has not ruled out U.S. ground forces if the current plan to defeat ISIS fails.

FOX News Radio's Steve Taylor reports from Washington:

Senators are asking a lot of "What if?" questions. Joint Chiefs General Martin Dempsey says he sees no current reason why U.S. ground troops should join the fight against ISIS...

(Dempsey) "They're doing fine. We're able to provide them air power using full-motion video and..."

(GOP Sen. Roger Wicker) "Who is doing fine?"

(Dempsey) "The Iraqi security forces and the Peshmurga."

That is the Kurdish force fighting ISIS. Dempsey adds, about U.S. forces...

(Dempsey) "If I get to the point that for a particular mission I think they should accompany, I'll make that recommendation."

...but the Chairman adds he's not there now.

In Washington, Steve Taylor, FOX News Radio.