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Duckworth Talks Foreign Policy

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With tensions rising on the Korean Peninsula and military action in Afghanistan and Syria over the past month, one Illinois Senator says at the very least there needs to be a new discussion in congress about the use of military force moving forward. The United States is currently operating under an Authorization for Use of Military Force agreement dating back to 2001, and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) says the President must ensure the American people have a voice, through their representatives in Congress, in any further use of force in carrying out his strategy.

She says we need to push our allies to step up and take more of a leadership role, and says Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad needs to be removed from power.

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Duckworth says after weeks of sending mixed signals on Syria, the President owes it to our troops who are now in greater danger to clearly and unequivocally outline the long-term strategic end state he is seeking to achieve in Syria and the region.

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