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US Senators Offer Legislation Covering Military Action Against Militants

U.S. senators announced long-awaited legislation on Monday to provide congressional authorization for campaigns against militant groups in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, as lawmakers push to take back authority over the military from the White House.

A group led by Senators Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, and Tim Kaine, a committee Democrat, proposed an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) that would authorize “all necessary and appropriate force” against al-Qaida, the Taliban, Islamic State and associated forces.

Despite coming days after the U.S. bombing of Syria over chemical weapons, the proposed legislation does not authorize military …read more