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U.S. faces uncertain task in building coalition against Islamic State
U.S. faces uncertain task in building coalition against Islamic State

The coalition taking shape as Secretary of State John F. Kerry launched a recruitment drive Thursday among Middle Eastern states and European allies appears to be broader and more committed than the one mustered for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but the U.S. must straddle sharp and growing divisions in the Muslim world over whether to combat or accommodate the forces of militant Islam. Kerry, who held meetings in Saudi Arabia on Thursday ahead of planned trips to Ankara and Cairo, is seeking to stitch together a broad-based Arab resistance against Islamic State's violent advance in Iraq and Syria, even though governments and citizens from some of the Arab nations he seeks to assemble...

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