What America's Arab Partners Are Bringing to ISIS Fight

September 24, 2014 5:43 PM

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What America's Arab Partners Are Bringing to ISIS Fight

The Obama administration trumpets a resolute coalition that includes Arab nations, but the majority of the attacks targeting ISIS militants are coming from American warplanes and destroyers. Just what are the U.S. allies in the region bringing to the fight that President Barack Obama said “isn’t America’s fight alone?”

The five nations — Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Jordan — are considered to be the most capable in the region and have been actively procuring defense equipment, bolstering their capabilities and modernizing their forces. Most have received significant U.S. assistance over t...

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