Governments in the Middle East are signing on to President Obama’s coalition against the Islamic State. Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and even the Gulf Cooperation Council, pledge to ‘stand united’ and willing to contribute with the US war effort against the ISIS threat. Some complications consist of exactly what effort each Arab nation provides and if Assad allows US air power to cross Syrian airspace without retaliation. A former officer of the US navy believes that Assad’s air defenses are overrating. Harmer:
Once they turn on the tracking radar … we’re going to have a dozen anti-radiation missiles go after it. I can’t imagine the Assad regime would be dumb enough to impede our progress.