Urging the [Obama] administration to work with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member-states to invoke Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty in response to the Paris attacks

November 16, 2015
November 16, 2015
Referred to House (sub)committee

In the wake of the ISIS-affiliated attacks in Paris on 11/13/15, the French government escalated its campaign of airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq, but it did not invoke Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, which classifies an attack against one NATO member-state as an attack against all NATO members and encourages assistance to the member-state under attack, including the use of armed force. This resolution urged the administration to persuade France to invoke the article in question, thereby providing a legal basis for escalating U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq.

Last major action: 11/16/15 referred to House Comm. on Foreign Affairs.


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