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President Obama Asks Congress to Fund Counterterrorism Program

Barack Obama
Barack Obama

President Barack Obama has called on Congress to approve appropriations for his counter-terrorism program in a move to address the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Reuters reported Monday.

Roberta Rampton writes the program intends to train allied forces and provide weapon systems to other nations.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest told Reuters that Obama plans to ask Congress to expand his authority he decides to bolster military operations in Iraq and Syria.

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