AUMF: Syria

Legislature Approves New Syria AUMF

By Quinta Jurecic
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 11:03 AM

...the Russian legislature, that is. 

Alongside the Kremlin's newly-minted air campaign against ISIS in Syria (or against forces other than ISIS, as the case may be) comes news that the Russian parliament has approved a Putin-backed authorization for military deployment to Syria.  More from the Washington Post

Russia’s authorization to use force is expected to complicate Western policy in Syria, and has raised concerns of an accidental conflict between U.S.-led coalition aircraft and a Russian troop deployment that includes jet interceptors and surface-to-air missiles.

The resolution came without warning in the Federation Council, Russia’s higher body of parliament, where 162 senators voted unanimously in support after a closed-door discussion — similar to the vote last year to green light Russian military force in Ukraine.

In a brief statement, the Kremlin said that Putin had requested the authorization to use force “on the basis of universally recognized principles and norms of international law.”