Biden prods other countries to step up anti-ISIS efforts


The Obama administration thinks the U.S. is contributing enough to the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, and hosted a meeting of 59 ambassadors of the 65-nation coalition fighting the Sunni terrorist group at the State Department on Monday to prod them to do more.

"The conversation focused on how countries who are part of our coalition can ramp up their contributions to our efforts," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said as he described Vice President Joe Biden's meeting with the ambassadors at Foggy Bottom.

Earnest added that while Obama was on a nine-day trek across Asia spanning Turkey to Malaysia, he spoke with world leaders in the wake of the terrorist group's attacks on Paris and asked them to contribute even more, Earnest said.