Monday, September 15, 2014

A Few Arab Nations To Help With Air Strikes Against ISIS

A few Arab nations are finally joining forces with the West to fight the spreading hordes of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  From the air.

It's about time they all take action, considering it's their back yard. They need to be active participants, and take the lead with the West offering back up. But that 'aint gonna happen.

The Obama administration said Sunday that “several” Arab nations had offered to join in airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but any sustained military campaign does not appear imminent, and likely will require an even more significant commitment from other nations and fighting forces in the region.
In interviews and public statements, administration and military officials described a battle plan that would not accelerate in earnest until disparate groups of Iraqi forces, Kurds and Syrian rebels stepped up to provide the fighting forces on the ground. Equipping, training and coordinating that effort is a lengthy process, officials cautioned.
Story on the New York Times.

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