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Obama ready to ask Congress to authorize fight against Islamic State
Obama ready to ask Congress to authorize fight against Islamic State

The White House is set to ask lawmakers to approve legislation that would rule out the use of ground troops for extended combat operations against Islamic State militants, but place no geographic restrictions on the military campaign, lawmakers said Tuesday. Obama administration officials were in the final stage of lengthy consultations with members of Congress over the draft of a new authorization for the use of military force, known as an AUMF, against Islamic State, which could be formally submitted as soon as Wednesday. Language detailing if and how ground troops could be deployed was among the final questions being resolved and would probably be the main point of contention once the...

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