AUMF: Scope and Reach

HASC Chairman's Mark of the 2014 NDAA

By Wells Bennett
Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 2:34 PM

Apropos of Jack's post: here's the Chairman's mark of the National Defense Authorization bill for 2014.

Among many, many other things, the draft legislation requires the Secretary of Defense to notify congressional defense committees, afterwards, of certain kill or capture operations conducted by the armed forces abroad.  The bill also calls for the Secretary to submit a report to those committees, within sixty days of enactment, on "the legal and policy considerations and approval processes used in determining whether an individual or group of individuals could be the target of a lethal operation or capture operation conducted by the Armed Forces of the United States outside the United States."