NATO countries join forces to form coalition against Islamic State

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NATO Summit US President Barack Obama gestures during a press conference on the second day of the NATO 2014 Summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales, on September 5, 2014. The United States urged Western allies at a NATO summit Friday to unite in a coalition that could “destroy” Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

At the NATO summit, 10 countries agreed to form a “core coalition” to fight the Islamic State. They’ll focus on helping strengthen Iraqi forces to combat the Sunni terror group, though no ground troops will be involved. CCTV America’s Nathan King reports.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to the region next week to garner support from Arab countries.

NATO countries join forces to form coalition against Islamic State

NATO countries join forces to form coalition against Islamic State

At the NATO summit, 10 countries agreed to form a "core coalition" to fight the Islamic State. They'll focus on helping strengthen Iraqi forces to combat the Sunni terror group, though no ground troops will be involved. CCTV America's Nathan King reports.

For more on efforts to battle the Islamic State, CCTV America was joined by Mike Lyons. He’s a senior fellow at the Truman National Security Project.

US, Iran government partner against IS

US, Iran government partner against IS

For more on efforts to battle the Islamic State, CCTV America was joined by Mike Lyons. He's a senior fellow at the Truman National Security Project.

Our panel:
From London, Alexander Nekrassov is a former advisor to the Kremlin.
Kurt Volker is here with me in the studio. He’s a former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and heads the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University.

Did NATO make the right move forming core coalition against IS?

Did NATO make the right move forming core coalition against IS?

From London, Alexander Nekrassov is a former advisor to the Kremlin. Kurt Volker is here with me in the studio. He's a former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and heads the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University.