President Obama has sent 39 letters to Congress “consistent with” the War Powers Resolution requirements. The letters are a fascinating read and provide a 30,000-foot view of the Administration’s use of military force abroad.
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By voting on a single sentence, Congress can give the President the symbolic support he wants in the fight against ISIL, affirm the President’s current authorities against al Qaeda, the Taliban, and ISIL (but no more), and wipe away the old AUMFs.
The President addressed the nation tonight in an effort to explain our strategy against ISIL, to specify some steps he would like Congress to take, and to underscore some things he thinks we should not do.
British Parliament voted late Wednesday evening to participate in the bombing campaign in Syria against the Islamic State. The U.K. appears to be embracing a regime of legislative approval for war, as the U.S. appears to be turning away from Congressional approval for the use of armed force.
Why President Obama Should Seek Formal Congressional Support If He Ramps Up Force Against the Islamic State After Paris
The President's Article II authority is enhanced by the Paris attacks, but if he is going to ramp up the use of force against the Islamic State, he should get Congress and the nation formally on board.
On Friday, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers sent Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) a letter calling for him to schedule a vote on a new AUMF.
A Heroic Operation to Free ISIL Prisoners...and a Reminder that the "Assist" Mission Can Mean U.S. Troops in Ground Combat
In a dramatic predawn raid, dozens of Delta Force operators deployed alongside elite Kurdish troops to raid an ISIL compound in Iraq in hopes of freeing prisoners who were under threat of imminent execution. It seems the mission was largely a success, though one American operator was shot and killed in the fighting, and several of the Kurds were wounded as well.
The Forever War, far from ending anytime soon, has expanded, matured, normalized, and become entrenched.
A primer on the U.S. basis for its drone bases in Africa and the surrounding areas.