In a move that will be both legal and controversial, President Obama announced that he will be formally asking Congress to grant him an authorization to use force against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Thus far, the president has been conducting air sorties against ISIS targets, but lacks the congressional authorization to do so. The president has been using the legislation Congress granted to President George W. Bush after the September 11, 2001 attacks. However, that legislation dealt with Al Qaida and the nations granting it safe haven. Legal experts believe that the president is distorting legal authorization by using the 2001 authorization to conduct an air war against ISIS in Syria.