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President Asks Congress For 3-Year War Authorization Against ISIL

The draft authorization, which Congress is likely to begin considering after next week’s recess, would also repeal the 2002 Authorization of the Use of Military Force.
President Asks Congress For 3-Year War Authorization Against ISIL

Happy to see this would repeal the 2002 AUMF:

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for a three-year authorization of war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant that would restrict the U.S. military from engaging in “enduring offensive ground combat operations,” according to text circulating on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning.

The draft authorization, which Congress is likely to begin considering after next week’s recess, would also repeal the 2002 Authorization of the Use of Military Force that allowed the George W. Bush administration to launch the Iraq War. The 2001 AUMF used to justify the war against terror in Afghanistan and other countries — a subject of Democratic concern — would remain in place.

The draft war authorization targets ISIL as well as “individuals and organizations fighting for, on behalf of, or alongside” the terror group, and also targets “any closely-related successor entity.
Obama argued in a letter accompanying the text that the growing threat of Islamic militants in the Middle East mandates that Congress work with the White House to strengthen the country’s authorization to combat ISIL.

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