Tillerson asked Congress to authorize the use of military force without restriction
U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson called on Congress to give the President the right to use force against the terrorists without specifying the time frame and area of potential impact. The words of the head of American diplomacy leads the Agency Reuters.
“Currently, the presidential administration is necessary to obtain permission for the use of military force against an enemy that pays no attention to borders,” said Tillerson at the hearing in the Senate. However, he noted that the White house has no plans to give permission in 2001 and 2002, which have been given by Congress after the September 11 attacks and before the war in Iraq.
A similar position was expressed by the Minister of defence James Mattis, saying that “war is in principle unpredictable.”
In mid-October it became known that Washington has no plan for further action in Syria after the liberation of Raqqa, considered the capital of the militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia). One of the most important tasks of the United States is to prevent the return of Eastern Syria under the control of Damascus or Iran. In addition, Washington cannot come to a consensus on the transfer of power in Syria.