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Lawfare Podcast Episode #72: A Debate on the Future of the AUMF

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Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Earlier this month, Ben debated Georgetown Law professor Rosa Brooks on the future of the AUMF during a Pepperdine University School of Law symposium at, entitled “The Future of National Security Law.” Gregory McNeal, a frequent Lawfare contributor and professor at Pepperdine Law, moderated the discussion.

Testimony from May 16 Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on the AUMF

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Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 2:54 PM

There’s been a flurry of Lawfare posts on today’s hearing, before the Senate Armed Services Committee, on the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force. The video of the hearing can be viewed here, and we’ve got links to the witnesses’ testimony below.

Today’s Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on the Targeted Killing Program

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 3:08 PM

As Greg McNeal noted, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights is holding a hearing this afternoon on the targeted killing program entitled “Drone Wars: The Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing.” Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee were recently all allowed access to the Office of Legal . . .
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CATO Event on Drones

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Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Ben and Steve  are speaking on a panel at the CATO Institute entitled “Drones and the New Way of War” along with Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law and Benjamin Friedman of CATO. The event will be moderated by Malou Innocent, also of CATO. The description and the livestream of the event, which runs from 1:00 – . . .
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After the AUMF: A Response to Chesney, Goldsmith, Waxman, and Wittes

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Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 10:31 PM

In the very first days after the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, the Bush Administration asked Congress for broad statutory authorization to use military force to “deter and pre-empt any future acts of terrorism or aggression against the United States”—that is to say, for statutory authorization of what that Administration called a “Global War . . .
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AUMF Reform: A Response to Brooks and Others

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Friday, March 15, 2013 at 5:21 PM

In a recent Foreignpolicy.com essay, Rosa Brooks warns against some recent stirrings for a new or expanded Authorization for the Use of Military Force to deal with post-al Qaida threats.  Brooks cites in that category the recent Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law policy paper, A Statutory Framework for Next Generation Terrorist . . .
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Second-Term Obama Administration Policy on Extra-AUMF Threats

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 8:06 AM

As Ben noted, I have a short essay on extra-AUMF threats as part of a Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law series.  Drawing on Bobby’s important paper on the topic, I briefly explain why terrorist threats not covered by the AUMF are growing.  I then outline the possible (domestic) legal bases to meet . . .
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