U.S. lawmakers embrace fight against Islamic State, some question Obama plan

September 11, 2014 4:44 AM

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U.S. lawmakers embrace fight against Islamic State, some question Obama plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers say they are on the verge of taking a "war vote" as they consider whether to back President Barack Obama's campaign to destroy Islamic State, and despite broad support for action many fear being drawn into a quagmire.

The White House wants Congress to approve $500 million to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants, a show of confidence for administration officials as they try to form an international coalition.

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