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Congress’s Conundrum: Obama’s ISIL War Authorization Request

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.