Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) vows to soon introduce an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and it’s associated forces.
Graham plans to introduce AUMF after the Thanksgiving recess, states a news release by Clint Riddle the Deputy Communications Director.
This would mean that United States could attack the militant group’s allies anywhere and with no timetables, according to the Washington Post .
“ISIL is a more credible threat to our homeland than al-Qaeda,” Graham said in an interview, referring to the Islamic State by one of its other names. “We need to have an authorization of force that is not limited by geography, time, or means.”
Attacks in Lebanon, France, and Egypt have shown that ISIL’s efforts aren’t limited by the borders of Syria and Iraq.
“President Obama is providing a half-a-sed response to a national security threat, an immediate threat to the homeland,” he said. “I want to provide a response that is not constrained by geography. ISIL’s in eight countries, trying to project throughout the world. After 9/11 we created authorization to allow us to attack al-Qaeda anywhere, and we need the same thing now.”
The Post goes on to describe Graham’s methods of destroying the by use of using military ISIL doesn’t have, like navies and air forces.
As well as the United States disrupting online terrorist recruitment activities, online terrorist propaganda or terrorist communications.