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Rep. Capuano (D-MA) writes: On Monday night the White House released a statement indicating it had intelligence suggesting that the Assad-led Syrian government was preparing another chemical attack against its citizens. The statement also issued a clear and direct threat to … Continue reading

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We have the greatest military in the world…We have given them total authorization…If you look at what’s happened over the last eight weeks and compare that really with what’s happened over the last eight years, you’ll see there’s a tremendous … Continue reading

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Syrian use of chemical weapons revisited

In 2013, Syrian atrocities provoked President Obama to threaten the use of force to destroy chemical weapons. Obama asked Congress to approve the limited use of force. Rep. Tom Reed held “listening sessions.” He opposed President Obama’s request. He said … Continue reading

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Reed puts the cart before the horse

Tom Reed writes: Tom Reed continued to raise the alarm on Iranian aggression and took a stand against the rogue state by supporting two pieces of legislation that would continue sanctions, protecting the American people. “We care about keeping Americans … Continue reading

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Reed and Robertson on ISIL

We (Elmira Star-Gazette) asked District 23 candidates: What should the U.S. role be in the expanding conflict in Syria and Iraq? Would you support re-deploying U.S. combat troops to that region?  Both candidates see ISIL as a significant threat and … Continue reading

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Rep. Capuano (D-MA) reports to his constituents

President Obama’s Address to the Nation on ISIS While I do appreciate that President Obama shared his approach to destroying ISIS this week, I still firmly believe that he must seek Congressional approval soon. I think the President has the authority … Continue reading

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Can President Obama save the Levant?

To stand a chance of success, the strategy will need regional buy-in to attempt to shut down financial support and fighter recruitment that provide the Islamic State group with its strategic depth. To this end, the US tabled a UN … Continue reading

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