Arabs reluctant to sign onto Obama's ISIL strategy
While Obama was boasting of a 40 country coalition in dealing with ISIL and the situation in Syria when Russia intervened, the facts on the ground suggest the coalition is a co-op with poor management structure. Like many co-ops, its objectives are ruled by those willing to do the least and one of those willing to do the least is Obama. The administration that talks about "leading from behind" finds most of its coalition even further behind.
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter expressed confidence that he would gain military pledges, but experts say the administration continues to miscalculate what the Arab countries are willing to do.