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Pentagon looks at authorizing some raids without White House approval

Mar 01, 2017 - CNN

Military commanders are discussing speeding up the authorization of counterterrorism missions by allowing the Pentagon or even field commanders to approve some of them rather than the White House, US defense officials told CNN.

As CNN first reported Tuesday, the military is seeking to increase US intelligence-gathering raids in Yemen similar to one undertaken in the first week of the Trump presidency. It's not yet clear if this adjustment in the approval process could be used for those ope...