Syria resolution passes Senate committee

The resolution for a purportedly limited war will go to the full Senate for a vote next week

By Natasha Lennard
September 5, 2013 12:06AM (UTC)
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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee (FRC) approved a resolution giving President Barack Obama the authority to use military force in Syria Wednesday by a 10-7 vote.

The resolution permits a missile campaign no longer than 90 days (60 with a possible 30 day extension).

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The resolution will now go to the full Senate, where it will be debated and voted on next week.


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