Islamic State Brutality in Libya Underscores Congress’ Challenge in Authorizing Military Action

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2015
From The Center

The stunning weekend news that Islamic State extremists had beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya–hundreds of miles to the West of the battleground in Syria and Iraq where the U.S. has been bombing Islamic State outposts–underscores how difficult it will be for Congress to draw up a resolution that simultaneously authorizes military action against Islamic State while trying to limit it.

Egypt followed the beheadings by launching warplanes to attack Islamic State outposts in Libya, a sprawling country just next door that has descended into a kind of chaos in...

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