February 17, 2015 3:41 PM

Despite grisly executions, expanded campaign against Islamic State seems unlikely

In the space of two weeks, two grotesque executions by the Islamic State, the first the immolation of a Jordanian pilot held in Syria and the second the beheading earlier this week of 21 Egyptian guest workers in Libya, have dragged America’s two most militarily competent Arab allies into what appears to be an expanding regional campaign against the self-proclaimed caliphate.

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