WASHINGTON: American President Barack Obama sent Congress his long awaited formal request to authorize three-year military operation against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who are rapidly flourishing across the Middle East and increasing their forces.
The president said at the Roosevelt Room of the White House, “I’m convinced that the United States should not get dragged back into another prolonged ground war. I don’t believe America’s interests are served by endless war or by remaining on a perpetual war footing.”
Republicans criticized on the proposal saying that President is again involving his forces into a long-term war instead of giving a long-term commitment of exclusion of forces from the war affected areas.
Defense analyst commented that if the Congress grants the permission of this difficult operation than this operation could be extended up to closely related areas of the ISIS and it will be again difficult to manage the consequences as experienced in the past.
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