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Stories with person: John R. Allen
  • Ex-US envoy says France could step up special ops against IS 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 5:39 pm

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - If France wants to step up its military campaign against the Islamic State group following the Paris attacks, it should have coalition special forces soldiers attack the group's leadership, a former U.S. special envoy said Saturday.

  • Ex-envoy says significant US troops not needed to defeat IS story has photos
    Updated: Nov-18-15 9:51 pm

    TORONTO - The Paris attacks will focus the world's attention on how to defeat the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama's former special envoy to the global coalition to counter IS said Wednesday. But retired Gen. John Allen said the U.S. doesn't need to deploy a significant number of ground troops to do it.