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Congress Must Figure Out What Our Government Is Doing In The Name of the AUMF

A common assumption in the debate about the appropriate legal regime for extra-AUMF threats is that the AUMF is cabined and cannot be extended to newly threatening Islamist terrorist threats.  Yesterday’s SASC hearing exploded this assumption.  The hearing made clear that the Obama administration’s long insistence that it is deeply legally restrained under the AUMF is misleading and at a minimum requires much more extensive scrutiny.  It also made clear that the SASC’s oversight of the basic legal regime for DOD opera

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