WASHINGTON ― Congressional efforts to limit President ’s authority to wage war unilaterally could prove more difficult than previous attempts despite greater fears of another war breaking out in the Middle East.

Sen. (D-Va.) last week introduced a  to block Trump from further escalating hostilities with Iran after the president ordered a drone strike that killed its top general, . Top Iranian leaders have vowed to take revenge for the strike; Trump, meanwhile, threatened to bomb the country if it retaliated.

The resolution does not prevent the U.S. from defending itself from imminent attack.

Kaine’s proposal is similar to an amendment he introduced last summer just as tensions between the two countries had begun to flare. It would have cut

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