EXCLUSIVE: President Biden has placed lethal U.S. counterterrorism efforts under review while his administration determines the scope of his efforts in the nearly 20-year-old War on Terror, the White House has confirmed to The Daily Beast trib.al/X6A8U67
Biden issued interim guidance on the United States’ “use of military force and related national security operations” on his first day in office, and reiterated it on Friday, according to Emily Horne, the chief spokesperson for the NSC trib.al/X6A8U67
While Biden reviews the counterterrorism authorities he has inherited, a left-right anti-war coalition is likely to greet the review as welcome news and a political opportunity. That coalition is pushing to end the Forever War. trib.al/X6A8U67
Rep. Barbara Lee, who sits on the appropriations committee, is at the center of the anti-war effort—and this time, she has a burgeoning movement behind her.

“I’ve been trying to end [the Forever War], it seems like, since I voted against it,” Lee said. trib.al/X6A8U67
Read @attackerman's full exclusive here: trib.al/X6A8U67

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