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Army Chiefs Plan for Proposed Joint Arab Force in Mideast

Army chiefs of staff of Arab countries have drafted a protocol for a new joint force to intervene in Middle East hotspots on missions ranging from fighting Islamic militants to Iran-backed groups — despite lingering disagreements on some details, including where to base the force's headquarters.   The plan, drafted at a gathering Sunday in Cairo, describes where and how the force would be put into action. Membership is "voluntary,'' the draft says, and if only...

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