U.S. banks on strong Iraq coalition, but allies are hesitant

September 13, 2014 3:21 PM

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U.S. banks on strong Iraq coalition, but allies are hesitant

PARIS (Reuters) - The United States says it is "comfortable" it can forge an international coalition to fight Islamic State, but with Western and Middle Eastern allies hesitant, it risks finding itself out on a limb.

President Barack Obama this week unveiled a rough plan to fight the Islamist militants simultaneously in Iraq and Syria, thrusting the United States directly into two different wars in which nearly every country in the region has a stake.

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