Aide: Obama open to limits in war authorization

FILE - In this July 28, 2014, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken speaks at the White House in Washington. The Obama administration is open to limits on the duration of its military efforts in Iraq and Syria and on the potential use of ground forces in a new war authorization against the Islamic State, a top presidential adviser said Wednesday. Blinken, nominated by President Barack Obama to be Secretary of State John Kerry’s deputy as the No. 2-ranked U.S. diplomat, was testifying Wednesday at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is open to limits on the duration of its military efforts in Iraq and Syria and on the potential use of ground forces in a new war authorization against the Islamic State, a top presidential adviser said Wednesday.

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