Update: America Has No Arab Allies

On December 9, 2015, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

His comments state the reality of so-called Arab allies.

He said the United States had spoken to Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at a Camp David summit in the spring about creating a “Sunni Arab combined force” to help in the fight.

“That has not materialized among them,” Carter said.

Carter told the Senate hearing that he was in touch with coalition partners to ask them to contribute special operations forces, including from the Gulf. The United States also sought other capabilities, like strike and spy aircraft, weapons and munitions.

“I too wish that particularly the Sunni Arab nations of the Gulf would do more,” Carter said.

Full article: Update: America Has No Arab Allies (Thoughtful Ideas | Alvin Rabushka)

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