Several times in recent days, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has complained that “many” of the 65 members of the U.S.-led, anti-ISIL coalition are not doing enough to defeat the Islamic State. He specifically said he would “like Turkey to do more.”
Carter told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday that he came to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to talk to “others” about “what role they can play” in defeating ISIL in Iraq and Syria.
“These are the guys who are already doing quite a bit, but they can do more. And then in two weeks, I’ll bring together the defense ministers of everyone else who is, on paper, a member of the counter-ISIL coalition, but many of them are not doing enough or doing nothing at all.”