An entry in the Nov. 10 column incorrectly stated the number of airstrikes the United States has conducted against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. The number is 6,257. Coalition forces other than the US have conducted 1,735. We have corrected the entry here.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.