Army Chiefs Plan for Proposed Joint Arab Force in Mideast

May 25, 2015 8:08 AM

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Arab army chiefs of staff have drawn up a plan for a new Arab joint force to intervene in the Mideast to combat terrorism, amid differences between them on where to put the force's headquarters.

The plan, drafted Sunday by the army chiefs of staff in Cairo, says membership in the force is "voluntary" and it will be governed by defense ministers of member states. It says if only three countries sign up, it is enough to put the plan into action.

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