The Obama administration has sent Congress a request for formal authorization to use military force against the Islamic State.
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A copy of the new Authorization for the Use of Military Force, or AUMF, has been posted by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; it says ISIS “poses a grave threat to the people and territorial integrity of Iraq and Syria, regional stability, and the national security interests of the United States and its allies and partners.”
Discussing draft versions of the request earlier this morning, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., told NPR’s Morning Edition that President Obama will ask Congress to authorize ground troops, with a prohibition on their use in “enduring offensive combat missions.”
Today’s Question: Should the U.S. authorize troops to fight the Islamic State?