The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee today approved a resolution allowing President Obama to use military force to intervene in Syria's civil war. The resolution passed by a vote of 10 to 7. The matter will now head to the full Senate for a debate and vote next week.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney responded to the resolution's success with a statement saying he and his colleagues "commend the Senate for moving swiftly and working across party lines on behalf of our national security."

The resolution opens by stating that it authorizes "the limited and tailored use of the United States Armed Forces against Syria. Whereas Syria is in material breach of the laws of war by having employed chemical weapons against its civilian population."

You can read the full resolution below.

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