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President Obama has set a course to formally authorize war against the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State.

In a three-page draft Authorization of Military Force, the president is asking for congressional approval that would set the limits on U.S. intervention, including a ban on "enduring offensive ground troops," a phrase under much scrutiny for what it may allow for ground troops.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd spoke with NPR national security editor Bruce Auster for a look at the proposal and congressional reaction.


This segment aired on February 11, 2015.

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