Obama Seeks ‘War Power’ Resolution on ISIS

The United States President, Barack Obama, is seeking to use ‘War Power Force’ to fight the Islamic State group.

Obama sent a draft seeking authorisation to formally use military force against the terror group to the U.S Congress.

The resolution would not restrict where U.S forces could pursue IS, but bans “enduring offensive combat operations.”Obama Seeks ‘War Power’ Resolution on ISIS

In a letter sent to the US Congress along with his draft, Obama said, “while existing statues allow air strikes, I have repeatedly expressed my commitment to working with the congress to pass a bipartisan authorisation for the use of military force against IS.”

The US Congress has not formally voted for military force since the Iraq war in 2002.

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