As the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) gains more territorial control in the Middle East, debate grows in the U.S. over how best to combat the terrorist organization.
Last month, President Barack Obama had submitted a draft proposal to Congress that would authorize the continued use of military force against ISIL terrorists.
A White House statement said that a bipartisan AUMF against ISIL would provide a clear and powerful signal to the American people, to U.S. allies and enemies that the U.S. is united behind the effort to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL.
The proposed AUMF takes into account the reality that ISIL as an organization is likely to evolve strategically, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, morphing, rebranding and associating with other terrorist groups as it continues to threaten the United States and its allies.
Carter testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee alongside Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey.
Repeal $492 billion sequestration cuts to U.S. military
Secure national borders and perform comprehensive background checks on foreign visitors to prevent entry of jihadists
Control federal spending, reform entitlements, and repeal damaging regulations such as limiting oil exports
John Warren is the founder and CEO of Lima One Capital, a specialty mortgage finance company. Prior to founding Lima One Capital, Warren served four years on active duty as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps.
In March of 2006, he deployed with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines to Ramadi, Iraq where he spent seven months conducting combat operations against insurgent forces.
Warren says he planned and led over 300 combat missions in Iraq, including the first Iraqi Police raid within the city of Ramadi.
Shortly after his return from Ramadi, Iraq, Warren participated in his second deployment to the Middle East with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. Warren left the Marine Corps with the rank of Captain.
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