President Barack Obama speaks at the League of Conservation Voters Capitol Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Obama Requests Use Of Military Force Against ISIS

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The Obama administration formally requested Congress’s approval of war powers to deal with the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In a letter to Congress, President Obama said he is seeking permission to send in ground troops, with a restriction in their use, which precludes them from taking part in “enduring offensive ground combat operations.”

Obama is expected to address the public with his request on Wednesday afternoon.

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