Obama and Cameron appear to suggest that NATO should play a role in containing the militants but were not specific in what action they would seek from the alliance. (AP/Connor Radnovich, File)
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Faced with a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron declared Thursday that their nations would "not be cowed" by extremists who have killed two American journalists.Obama and Cameron appear to suggest that NATO should play a role in containing the militants but were not specific in what action they would seek from the alliance.NATO leaders are expected to agree this week on the creation of a rapid response force that would set up in nations in the alliance's eastern flank to serve as a deterrent to Russia.Obama reiterated his support for that principle Wednesday during a visit to Estonia, one of the newer NATO members set on edge by Russia's provocations.
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