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By John Ubaldi
Contributor, In Homeland Security

What is the status of the president's war authorization? Soon it will be nearly two months since President Obama sent his war authorization to Congress, in an effort to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS.

By John Ubaldi
Contributor, In Homeland Security

Last month, President Obama sent Congress his request for authorization to use force against ISIS. On Wednesday, the administration sent its top foreign and defense officials to Capitol Hill to sell the president’s military authorization to a skeptical Congress.

By John Ubaldi
Contributor, In Homeland Security

After a 10-day break, Congress returns this week with the daunting task of articulating how the United States should proceed with the president’s Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

On Feb. 11, President Obama spoke to the nation and presented to Congress, seeking their approval for his authorization to use force against ISIS.

By Dr. William E. Hanson
Faculty Member, American Military University School of Security and Global Studies

As the U.S. military moves toward its third month of airstrikes against ISIL in Syria and Iraq, we should ask ourselves some hard questions about just what we intend to achieve

By Amanda Vicinanzo
Senior Editor of Homeland Security Today

The suspected involvement of a British and French jihadist in another barbaric video of an American beheaded at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS) attests not only to the brutality of IS terrorists, but also heightens fears over the possibility of Western jihadists traveling back home to conduct lone wolf attacks.