United States wants NATO to step up fight against Islamic State




 
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United States wants NATO to step up fight against Islamic State
 
February 17th, 2016  
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United States wants NATO to step up fight against Islamic State
By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States is pressing NATO to play a bigger role against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, putting Washington at odds with Germany and France which fear the strategy would risk confrontation with the alliance's old Cold War foe Russia. All 28 NATO allies are already part of a 66-nation anti-Islamic State coalition, so the United States is looking to NATO as an institution to bring its equipment, training and the expertise it gained leading a coalition in Afghanistan.




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