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U.S. awaits Arab contributions to the battle against Islamic State
U.S. awaits Arab contributions to the battle against Islamic State

The U.S. plan to step up attacks against militants in Iraq and Syria is being delayed until more Arab governments agree to contribute to the operation, the Pentagon's top officer said Sunday. President Obama wants to see more specific pledges from allies to join and help pay for the military operation against Islamic State militants before he will give final approval to the Pentagon's war plan, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters traveling with him in Europe. "The president has not yet approved the campaign plan in part" because we have not yet completed our work of building the coalition, especially of Arab nations,...

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