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Newsweek: 68 Nations Involved in Fighting ISIS Gather to Hear Trump Plan
The coalition of 68 nations supporting the U.S. in the war against the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, were scheduled to gather Wednesday in Washington to hear President Donald Trump's strategy for defeating the jihadists in the Middle East.
Shortly after taking office in late January, Trump signed a presidential memorandum compelling defense officials to come up with a plan to battle ISIS within 30 days, and the Pentagon reportedly delivered a draft last month. No strategy has yet been made public. Two days after hosting Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, whose soldiers have been supported by the U.S. in their struggle to eliminate ISIS from its final Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, the Trump administration has scheduled a sit-down with representatives of the entire U.S.-led Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, a group devised to "eradicate" the extremist Sunni Muslim group that took large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria before being beaten back by a range of local and international forces, the Agence-France Press reported.
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WNU Editor: Some are wondering if the U.S. is ready to host this summit today .... Trump Team Doesn't Look Ready to Host ISIS Summit (US News and World Report).
More News On Today`s Anti-Islamic State Summit
US hosting 68 countries for major anti-ISIS summit -- ABC News
Allies in ISIS fight want face time with the White House -- Politico
Three Lingering Questions For Trump’s New Plan to Fight ISIS -- Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Defense one/Council on Foreign Relations
A Test for Tillerson, and for U.S. Strategy on ISIS -- Gardiner Harris, New York Times
Trump's secret plan against ISIS? A lot like Obama's -- Aaron David Miller and Jason M. Brodsky, CNN
Where the Fight Against ISIS Stands, and How the US Can Win -- James Phillips, Daily Signal