Kaine says Clinton would seek updated war-making powers

Kaine says Clinton would seek updated war-making powersSen. Tim Kaine speaks at Virginia Military Institute’s graduation on May 16, 2016. Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine said in an interview published Monday that, if elected, Hillary Clinton would quickly ask Congress for fresh legal authority to make war on the so-called Islamic State and other terrorist groups around the world. Kaine said the former secretary of state will press lawmakers to rewrite the Sept. 14, 2001, Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that set the stage for the invasion of Afghanistan and has underpinned the entire war on terrorism.

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