President Obama on Wednesday asked Congress to give him the authorization to use military force against ISIS. He said we need to “show the world we are united in our resolve” to deal with the threat this militant group presents. The resolution is limited to three years. However, it leaves open the possibility of deploying US ground troops into combat in the future, and there should be some spirited debate on the issue in Congress.
Meanwhile, on a different front, the President declared a victory – of sorts – on Wednesday, in curbing the raging Ebola epidemic and enhancing US preparedness. He also announced the return majority of US troops that had been deployed to West Africa to help.
ABC’s Devin Dwyer joined us from Washington to discuss.