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Panetta: 'International Permission,' Not Congress, As 'Legal Basis' for Military Action

WASHINGTON, March 7—Under question from Sen. Sessions at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey indicated that "international permission," rather than Congressional approval, provided a 'legal basis' for military action by the United States.

Added: Mar-8-2012 
By: mdscorpio71
Tags: Leon Panetta, Jeff Sessions, United Nations, NATO, War Powers act, Congressional Authority, Military Action
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