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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 02:50 PM
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Kerry and McCain Introduce Libya Resolution
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Source: New York Times

In an effort aimed at countering a House Republican plan to defund American military operations in Libya, Senators John Kerry, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and a Democrat, and John McCain, a Republican, announced the introduction of a joint resolution on Tuesday authorizing the limited use of United States Armed Forces in Libya.

Under the resolution, which could be voted on as early as this week, the president is authorized to continue the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in Libya, in support of United States national security policy interests for one year after passage of the resolution.

The bipartisan legislation, however, does not support deploying, establishing or maintaining the presence of units and members of the United States Armed Forces on the ground in Libya unless the purpose of the presence is limited to the immediate personal defense of United States government officials.

On the Senate floor Tuesday morning, Mr. Kerry of Massachusetts said that intervention in Libya sent a signal to its leaders that they cannot automatically assume they can resort to large-scale violence to put down legitimate demands for reform without consequences.

Read more: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/kerry-and...
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