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Authorization to Fight IS Group Still Divides Congress

In this special report from Capitol Hill, VOA's Senate correspondent spoke with multiple lawmakers about a weighty issue before Congress: authorizing the fight against the Islamic State group. Even with the announced deployment of U.S. special forces on the ground in Syria, U.S. lawmakers remain sharply divided about the need for and wisdom of formal congressional authorization of the use of military force against Islamic State. “We need a new AUMF [Authorization for the Use of...

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