Trump administration OK with new war authorization

The administration of US President Donald Trump is reportedly not opposed to a new war authorization.

Top Trump administration officials indicated Wednesday that the move is not necessary, yet they would not oppose it.

Trump sent US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to make for the case at a closed door meeting with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (2nd R) and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) arrive for a closed briefing at the US Capitol with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee August 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)

The meeting was aimed at evaluating the 2001 authorization for the use of military force (AUMF), which was approved in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Legal justification to attack terrorist groups such as Daesh and al-Qaeda is provided by the AUMF.

“They [lawmakers] wouldn’t be opposed to one that’s written in the…

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