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Airstrike list awaits Obama after Congress OKs Syria plan
Airstrike list awaits Obama after Congress OKs Syria plan

The Pentagon's top leadership has approved an ambitious target list for U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday, but President Obama has not signed off on the plan, adding a level of uncertainty to the military strategy. The hesitation comes as a bipartisan majority in the Senate voted 78 to 22 to approve Obama's plan to vet, train and arm about 5,400 moderate Syrian rebels over the next year to help confront the militants. The GOP-controlled House approved the plan Wednesday. "I'm pleased that Congress, a majority of Democrats and a majority of Republicans, have now voted to support a key element of our...

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