AUMF: Legislative Reaffirmation

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

By Raffaela Wakeman
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 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.

Panel I (joint testimony on behalf of the Defense Department)

Mr. Robert S. Taylor
Acting General Counsel Department of Defense

Honorable Michael A. Sheehan
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict Department of Defense

Major General Michael K. Nagata, USA
Deputy Director for Special Operations/Counterterrorism, J-37, Joint Staff

Brigadier General Richard C. Gross, JAGC, USA
Legal Counsel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


Ms. Rosa Brooks (testimony)
Professor of Law Georgetown University Law Center

Mr. Geoffrey Corn  (testimony)
Professor of Law South Texas College of Law

Mr. Jack Goldsmith  (testimony)
Professor of Law Harvard Law School

Mr. Kenneth Roth  (testimony)
Executive Director Human Rights Watch

Mr. Charles Stimson  (testimony)
Manager, National Security Law Program The Heritage Foundation