Virginia Congressmen Want Stronger U.S. Military Response

Posted September 4, 2014 at 9:40am

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that “following the beheading of a second American journalist at the hands of the Islamic State, members of Virginia’s congressional delegation are pushing for a stronger U.S. military response against the militants.”  

“Rep. Frank R. Wolf, R-10th, said Wednesday that he plans to introduce legislation when Congress reconvenes next week that would authorize the use of military force against groups including the Islamic State, al-Qaida and its affiliates Boko Haram, al-Shabab and other terrorist organizations.”  

“Wolf said in a news release he was “compelled to introduce the measure because of the rapid advances made by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, as well as territorial gains made by al-Qaida-affiliated groups in Libya, Nigeria and Somalia.” ISIS is the acronym for an alternate name for the Islamic State.”