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Obama sends Congress request for military force against IS

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-hopes-finesse-controversy-over-ground-troops-070606377.html

Obama-ISIS-Strategy_15239President Barack Obama asked the U.S. Congress on Wednesday to authorize military force to “degrade and defeat” Islamic State forces in the Middle East without sustained, large-scale U.S. ground combat operations, setting lawmakers on a path toward their first war powers vote in 13 years. The initial reaction was bipartisan skepticism. Republicans expressed unhappiness that Obama chose to exclude any long-term commitment of ground forces, while some Democrats voiced dismay that he had opened the door to deployment at all. Read Full Article