US Senate Wants Stricter Authorization for Use of Military Force in Syria | IJR

Members of the Senate Foreign Relations committee met Tuesday morning to discuss repealing the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Force (AUMF) and replacing it with one that covers U.S. military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

“This is one of the most important responsibilities we’ve had,” said the committee’s top Democrat, Ben Cardin (D-Md.), who argued that the 16-year-old authorization “is being used well beyond what Congress intended.”

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