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President Obama Asking For More U.S. Forces Against ISIS

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President Obama is expected on Wednesday to formally ask Congress to use the U.S. Military to go after ISIS and his request comes months into the air campaign in Iraq and Syria. President Obama is expected on Wednesday to formally ask Congress to use the U.S. Military to go after ISIS and his request comes months into the air campaign in Iraq and Syria.
NBC Right Now-- President Barack Obama is asking Congress to formally authorize war against Islamic State militants and said the group could threaten the U.S. homeland if left unchecked.

The President sent Congress a proposed three-page resolution on Wednesday to authorize military force. In a letter to lawmakers accompanying the request, President Obama asked them to "show the world we are united in our resolve to counter the threat."


The U.S. and allies are attacking ISIS from the air, but with the death of American aid worker Kayla Mueller now confirmed, President Obama is under pressure to do more.

In an interview with Buzzfeed News, President Obama made it clear that there will be no ransom for American hostages.

"We will do everything we can short of providing an incentive for future Americans to be caught," the President said.

Staff in the State Department said Mueller may not be the last American hostage and that other Americans have gone missing in Syria

On Wednesday a house hearing will explore the problem of foreign fighters going to Syria in records numbers to fight with isis.

Experts said that 150 Americans are believed to be among them. This request from the President could open a months long debate over presidential war powers and if the U.S. should engage in another unpredictable mission in the Middle East. 

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