Washington spends 17 times more fighting Isis than Britain
Newsweek - 06/16/2015
However, some experts believe the lack of contribution from Washington’s coalition partners is of less significance in the battle against Isis than persuading local Sunni forces to co-operate with the coalition and the Iraqi military to help defeat the terror group. “If I were to rank all of the different reasons for the growth of Islamic State. Britain’s paltry financial contribution might be number 1,000,” says Max Abrahms, professor of political science at Boston’s Northeastern University and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
“I’m not overly concerned about Britain’s contribution,” he adds. “What we really need are ground forces and those ground forces are not going to come from the US and the UK in large numbers, they have to come from the Sunni tribes. We need local co-operation.”