Congress Should Oversee America’s Wars, Not Just Authorize Them
Richard Fontaine, Vance Serchuk Thu, Jun 7, 2018, 7:30 AM
Nearly 17 years after the 9/11 attacks, a bipartisan coalition of senators has put forward legislation that promises to overhaul the legal framework for America’s worldwide campaign against terrorism. Proponents of this measure argue the existing authorization for military force—an AUMF in wonk-speak—passed back in September 2001 has become woefully outdated. The failure to modernize it, supporters say, represents a dereliction of duty by Congress.