WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on Wednesday regarding the authorization to use US armed forces (AUMF) against the Islamic State (IS), the White House said in a press release.
On Wednesday, President Obama signed a message to the Congress with respect to draft legislation on the AUMF in connection with the IS, according to the White House.
Proposed document approves limited ground operations against the IS terrorists, such as rescue missions involving US or coalition personnel, but excludes “enduring” combat. The draft authorization is said to terminate three years after the date of the enactment.
The Obama administration has relied on the use of force authorizations from 2001 and 2003 to legally justify US military strikes against IS targets in the two countries, where the extremists have proclaimed the establishment of an Islamic caliphate across areas under their control.