US Army officer sues Obama over Isis war authorisation

666275_1A 28-year-old army officer stationed in Kuwait has dragged US President Barack Obama to court, questioning the legality of his decision to increase troops in Iraq and Syria to counter Islamic State (Isis).

Capt. Nathan Michael Smith, an intelligence officer, claimed in the lawsuit that Obama’s decision of waging a war against IS (Daesh) lacks proper authorisation from the Congress, while the president has claimed that he does not need any new legal authority from the Congress to issue such orders to the military, The New York Times reported. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.