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Justin Amash blasted Congress for recessing instead of debating on war

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said Monday that it was “irresponsible and immoral” for Congress to recess instead of debating on war revisions.

After the U.S. began its bombing campaign in Syria, many, like Amash, wanted to vote again on an authorization. 191 more words


Old AUMF, new AUMF and such

The Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), Pub. L. 107-40, codified at 115 Stat. 224 and passed as S.J.Res. 23 by the United States Congress on September 14, 2001, 1,043 more words

Lawmaker slams Obama, Biden, Kerry as ‘three senators… exercising terrible judgment’ on Islamic State

Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the US strategy to defeat the Islamic State group. 728 more words

AUMF, ISIS, and Imperialism

I rarely if ever agree with Bruce Ackerman on political matters, but the politics of warfare, I suppose, makes for strange bedfellows. What Ackerman says in this Op-Ed, pointedly titled “ 289 more words

Guest Blog: Repeal the AUMF

The Authorization for Use of Military Force was signed in September 2001 as a response to the 9/11 attack. Unfortunately, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and the AUMF has morphed into a no-holds-barred sanction for military action anytime, anywhere, any place. 1,774 more words