Senate Dems demand more war input

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Two Senate Democrats who have become leading voices on military issues sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday, demanding the Senate have more influence in bilateral agreements between the United States and its strategic partners.

With news from Afghanistan becoming bleaker, Sens. Jim Webb of Virginia and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin asked the president to respect the Senate’s constitutional obligation to give “advice and consent” on treaties and declarations of war.

Full story: Senate Dems demand more war input – Meredith Shiner – POLITICO.com