Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congressman Honda introduced legislation to ensure a comprehensive strategy to ultimately degrade and dismantle ISIL. “We can all agree that ISIL and their actions are horrific and barbaric,” said Congresswoman Lee. “As we work to degrade and dismantle ISIL, we must be comprehensive in our strategy. National security experts have clearly stated that there is no military solution to ISIL. In order to ultimately degrade and dismantle ISIL, we must craft a robust regionally-led, political, economic and diplomatic strategy.

Barack Obama, in his post-election press conference yesterday, announced that he would seek an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) from the new Congress, one that would authorize Obama’s bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria—the one he began three months ago.

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