Obama's 3-Year ISIS War Proposal Limits Ground Troops
President Obama has sent Congress a formal draft requesting use of force against ISIS. Notably, it bans "enduring offensive ground combat forces."By Elizabeth Hagedorn | February 11, 2015
After five months of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, President Obama is now asking Congress to formally approve a war against ISIS. (Video via U.S. Central Command)
This so-called AUMF, or Authorization for the Use of Military Force, sets up what's expected to be a drawn-out debate among lawmakers. (Video via The White House)
Here are the big takeaways: It lasts three years, doesn't set geographical limits and includes a ban on "enduring offensive ground combat forces."