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Cruz: AUMF Should Force Obama to Lay Out 'Specific Plan' to Defeat Islamic State

Rebecca Nelson, National Journal

Just hours after the White House sent a draft Authorization for the Use of Military Force against the Islamic State to Congress on Wednesday, Ted Cruz weighed in. Speaking at the Center for Security Policy's "Defeat Jihad" Summit in Washington, the senator from Texas and all-but-announced presidential contender said he thinks an AUMF is a good thing. "I hope it will force this administration to clearly articulate their objectives and their specific plan to accomplish that objective," he said.