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Smoke rises after an airstrike from US-led coalition in the city of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, seen from the southeastern border village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, on November 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke rises after an airstrike from US-led coalition in the city of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, seen from the southeastern border village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, on November 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Can Obama drop bombs without Congress' OK?

If you've never heard of an AUMF, an authorization for use of military force, you could hardly be blamed. It's presently used as the justification for a range of military action aboard. Athena Jones explains.

Can Obama drop bombs without Congress' OK?

If you've never heard of an AUMF, an authorization for use of military force, you could hardly be blamed. It's presently used as the justification for a range of military action aboard. Athena Jones explains.