Military chiefs gather in Paris to bolster ISIS fight

By REUTERS
January 20, 2016 01:18

PARIS - Defense chiefs from the United States, France, Britain and four other nations meet in Paris on Wednesday to examine ways to accelerate gains against Islamic State, including by potentially ramping up the number of police and army trainers.

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter described the gathering as a chance for face-to-face talks among the core contributors in the US-led coalition, which also includes Germany, Italy, Australia and the Netherlands.

"I'll be soliciting their views and describing to them my thoughts about how we can accelerate the campaign, including the variety of capabilities, military capabilities, that will be required," Carter said, predicting increases in the numbers of trainers in the months ahead, including of police who can help hold territory seized from Islamic State.


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