White House open to changing war powers authority following rocket attack in Syria

The Biden administration on Friday backed a push to replace war powers that have underpinned decades of U.S. military action, acknowledging concerns from lawmakers who balked at airstrikes in eastern Syria last week.

The word from the White House, which has tiptoed into a cautious stance on foreign policy in its early months, came two days after a bipartisan group in the Senate introduced legislation to scrub military power authorizations passed in 1991 and 2002.

The White...