Washington, DC—Today, following President Obama’s formal request for a new authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against ISIL, Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, released the following statement:

“This request is not a national security strategy. Instead of clear, decisive international leadership, we continue to see reluctance and indecision by the President. 

In order to successfully defeat ISIL, the President must articulate and implement a comprehensive strategy that gives our military experts and commanders the agility and authority they need to successfully confront this increasingly dangerous and complex threat.  Today’s request by the President does not meet that criteria. ”