President Barack Obama has started having serious conversations with allies with regards to direct involvement in the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq according to Times of India. The reason behind the effort to get United States (US) allies to counter threat from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL).
The president while speaking to the American Legion said it is important to build a coalition to "take the fight to these barbaric terrorists," and will no match for a united international community. ''Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won't be easy, and it won't be quick." It is clear indication of preparing Americans for a possible involvement that is expected to begin with airstrikes and which could be a prelude to boots on the ground.
Washington is reaching out for support from Australia, Britain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates to provide support and also share the cost of war. The involvement of America’s Middle East partners is also an important new development, as they have better contacts and intelligence which would be a much needed boost for fight against ISIL.
Any action against ISIL will not be a unilateral and this time America will not go all inn without support and consensus from its allies