Quoted: Daniel Benjamin on U.S.-Led Coalition Battling ISIS


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“Like other White Houses before it, this White House wanted to demonstrate the legitimacy of what it was doing in the region by pointing to a large coalition, but much of that coalition is focused on other problems and as a result we are doing all the work in the conflict,” says Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin in a Los Angeles Times story about the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, and how the Pentagon is frustrated by the lack of active participation by most of the coalition members.

Benjamin is the Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.