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On sidelines, Congress mostly approves of airstrikes in Syria so far
On sidelines, Congress mostly approves of airstrikes in Syria so far

Congress found itself in a familiar position after President Obama ordered airstrikes on terrorists in Syria -- clamoring for a legislative role in the process, but perhaps relieved of not being asked to take one. Members of Congress registered mostly approval Tuesday of the military campaign, which targeted not only Islamic State, but also the emerging Khorasan Group that officials said posed a more imminent threat to the United States and the West. Lawmakers particularly praised the administration's ability to assemble a coalition of Arab-state allies to join the U.S.-led mission. At the same time, those who have resisted what many worry could become another long and costly...

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