Biden sends letter to congressional leadership explaining justification for Syria strike

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2021
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President Joe Biden sent a letter to congressional leadership Saturday explaining the reasoning behind Thursday's airstrike in Syria, which has been criticized by some Democrats in the latest fight between the executive and legislative branches over war powers.

In the letter, which fulfills an obligation of the President listed in the War Powers Resolution, Biden outlined the details of the strike -- the US military's first known action under his administration -- and said the action was "pursuant to the United States' inherent right of self-defense as reflected in Article...

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