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Thursday, December 8, 2022

President’s War Authorization Stalled in Congress

Last month, President Obama sent Congress his request for authorization to use force against ISIS. On Wednesday, the administration sent its top foreign and defense officials to Capitol Hill to sell the president’s military authorization to a skeptical Congress.

Democrats are leery of an open-ended military campaign which could lead to the introduction of American ground forces. Republican’s believe the presidents war authorization is too passive and will ultimately tie the hands of military commanders.

The Wall Street Journal reported March 11 that Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, appearing at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to testify on the authorization, said they strongly support the measure. They said that approving it would show allies and partners as well as Islamic State leaders that there is a strong consensus behind defeating the extremist group, known also as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh.

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