Kerry, Carter, Dempsey Want War With ISIS, Senate Isn’t Convinced – 12 March 2015

RT logoThree officials at the top of the Obama administration urged members of Congress this week to approve a bill that would authorize the United States to take greater military action against the Islamic State.

Eight months after the White House authorized the Pentagon to begin a limited military campaign against the extremist group, a hearing on Wednesday made clear that Congress’ take on the matter remains anything but unanimous.

At the meeting of the bi-partisan Senate Foreign Relations Committee, three witnesses appearing on behalf of the administration – US Secretary of State John Kerry, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey, and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter – faced questions from a divided group of lawmakers who seem unwavering for now with regards to agreeing on the president’s proposal for a new Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) to expand the war against the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL).

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