AUMF: Legislative Reaffirmation

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AUMF: Legislative Reaffirmation

Would the Corker-Kaine AUMF Authorize Military Strikes in Iran? A Response to Bobby Chesney

The Corker-Kaine AUMF would prevent the president from designating a nation as an “associated force” under the bill, regardless of whether it is a state sponsor of terrorism. But it doesn’t take much imagination to see how that prohibition could be evaded in practice.

AUMF: Legislative Reaffirmation

Livestream: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Authorization for the Use of Military Force and Current Terrorist Threats

This morning at 10am, the House Foreign Affairs Committee is holding a hearing on "Authorization for the Use of Military Force and Current Terrorist Threats." Witnesses include former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Brigadier General Richard Gross (Retired), and former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matthew Olsen. A livestream of the hearing is available below.

AUMF: Legislative Reaffirmation

Updating the 2001 AUMF at Long Last? On the Flake-Kaine Bill

The bill that Senators Flake (R-AZ) and Kaine (D-VA) introduced this week would be a welcome update the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), explicitly authorizing the armed conflict with the Islamic State while also adding further important reforms to that foundational instrument.  

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