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Obama’s War Authorization Would Set Limited Check on His Actions

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Congress to Weigh in on Islamic State Fight

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President Barack Obama is asking Congress for authorization to fight Islamic State largely on his own terms.

The war resolution sent to Congress Wednesday would authorize the president to deploy U.S. ground troops for a variety of purposes short of “enduring offensive ground combat operations” and empower him to carry the fight against Islamic State beyond the current battlefields in Iraq and Syria.