Over a three-hour dinner at the White House on Sept. 8, Obama consulted a group of outside foreign experts. He has now a strategy to battle the Islamic State, which has captured swaths of Syria and Iraq and recently beheaded two U.S. journalists.
An increased public support is provided. Sixty-five percent of Americans back bombing strikes against the Sunni extremists in Syria, more than double the level of support from a year ago, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released yesterday. Observers believe that the President Obama will make use of its Presidential aithority.
The 1973 War Powers Act gives the President 60 days after notifying Congress of a military action and his latest notification was on Sept. 8. He announced a televised speech today to lay out his strategy against ISIS.