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Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A woman in the audience with the CodePink activists group holds a sign which reads "Secretary of War?" as Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A woman in the audience with the CodePink activists group holds a sign which reads "Secretary of War?" as Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Members of the audience listen as Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Chairman Robert menendez (D-N.J.), center, Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), right, speak with Secretary of State John Kerry, second from right, as he arrives to testify on the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), right, listens as Chairman Robert menendez (D-N.J.), left, questions Secretary of State John Kerry as he testifies on the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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In this Aug. 11, 2014, file photo, people raise their hands in the middle of the street as police wearing riot gear move toward their position trying to get them to disperse, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

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interpreter: U.S. Army Sgt. Skyler Rosenberry of Pennsylvania (left) and an interpreter speak to an Afghan man in a village in Afghanistan. U.S. visas are often awarded to Afghan translators in gratitude for their help in anti-Taliban efforts. (Associated Press)

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In this Oct. 23, 1983, file photo, British soldiers give a hand in rescue operations at the site of the bomb-wrecked U.S. Marine command center near the Beirut airport, Lebanon. A bomb-laden truck drove into the center collapsing the entire four story building. The blast _ the single deadliest attack on U.S. forces abroad since World War II _ claimed the lives of 241 American service members. (AP Photo/Bill Foley, File)

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Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and a former Marine combatant in Iraq, said more MQ-1 Predators and the newer, higher-flying MQ-9 Reaper make sense. He said commanders need constant air surveillance to find on-the-move Islamic State fighters. (Associated Press)

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Congress is increasing the order for more MQ-9 Predator B and other drones to fight the Islamic State. (Associated Press)

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A soldier stands guard at the front gate entrance to Guantanamo's Camp 6 maximum-security detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba on May 12, 2009. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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This undated file image posted on a militant website on Jan. 4, 2014, which is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Shakir Waheib, a senior member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), now called the Islamic State group, left, next to a burning police vehicle in Iraq's Anbar Province. (AP Photo via militant website, File)

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This image made from militant video posted online by militants on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Luke Somers, an American photojournalist born in Britain held hostage by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen. Somers has been killed in a failed rescue attempt, his sister said Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Lucy Somers told The Associated Press that she and her father learned of her 33-year-old brother Luke Somers' death from FBI agents at 0500 GMT (12 a.m. EST) Saturday. (AP Photo/militant video)

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The national parks and other land deals attached to the defense bill sparked a bitter dispute, with those on both sides of the aisle decrying a "land grab" being pushed as part of the bill to set benefit levels and military policy for U.S. troops. "It is offensive that this bill would be used to fund congressional pork," said Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican. (Associated Press)