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President Obama's proposal for a new authorization for the use of military force would leave in place a 2001 war resolution authorizing the fight against al Qaeda. The president already has been using the 2001 resolution to justify six months of airstrikes and other combat operations against Islamic State fighters. (Associated Press)
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President Obama's proposal for a new authorization for the use of military force would leave in place a 2001 war resolution authorizing the fight against al Qaeda. The president already has been using the 2001 resolution to justify six months of airstrikes and other combat operations against Islamic State fighters. (Associated Press)

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