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AUMF: Legislative Reaffirmation

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

It is past time for Congress to 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. The bill that Senators Flake (R-AZ) and Kaine (D-VA) introduced this week would serve that purpose well.

AUMF: Legislative Reaffirmation

On the President’s Request for a Vote on an AUMF for ISIL

There were at least two points of note in President Obama’s call last night for Congress to “vote to authorize the continued use of military force against these terrorists.” First, the President did not mention his draft AUMF for ISIL, much less ask Congress to approve that draft.

AUMF: Legislative Reaffirmation

The AUMF is Dead. Long Live the AUMF.

The Hill is reporting this morning that Republican congressional leaders have declared the President's AUMF proposal dead:

President Obama’s proposal for the use of military force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is dead in the House, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy declared on Monday.

The California Republican said Obama’s draft authorization for the use of military force, or AUMF, could not win the 218 votes needed to pass the lower chamber, and suggested key GOP-led co

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