Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 5:05 AM ET

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National Audio 5:05 AM ET

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NAT041 - (US-Trump-Military-Authorization) WASHINGTON. x-15s. The Trump administration has told Congress it has sufficient legal authority to use military force against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria based on the 2001 law to counter al-Qaida approved shortly after the September 11th terror attacks. Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, says the committee is working with top cabinet members on a proposal to update the 2001 law. ("..the military tactics.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press

TAG: The Obama administration also argued the law passed after 9/11 to fight al-Qaida applied to the current effort in Iraq and Syria because it said the U-S could go after al-Qaida affiliates. …

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