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VIDEO: Dr. Rand Paul Calls for Sunsetting 2001/2002 AUMFs

(Remarks as prepared for delivery to the U.S. Senate – September 12, 2017)

I rise today to oppose unauthorized, undeclared, and unconstitutional war. 

What we have today is basically unlimited war – war anywhere, anytime, any place on the globe. 630 more words

Washington

Happy 16th birthday, forever war​

Today, the war in Afghanistan and across the world turns sweet sixteen. Authorized under the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, known otherwise as the AUMF, the war is now old enough to drive (or drink in Germany). 422 more words

Islamic State

THE END OF THE ENDLESS WAR MAY BE CLOSER THAN EVER!

*Published on Diplomatic Observer, Issue 115, September 2017 ISSN: 1308-1675.

        Californian Democrat Barbara Lee[1], successfully added an amendment to a Defense Appropriations Bill that would repeal the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF). 1,516 more words

Genel

The Senate's defense budget bill: an analysis

The Senate announced on the evening of Sept. 18 that it had finally passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, an annual bill that provides the main component of the defense budget. 905 more words

Blog

Rand Paul's New Radical Positioning

Rand Paul is beginning to look like the person we thought we’d get in the wake of his father’s successful runs for the presidency.  He’s becoming a true radical on foreign policy with Trump’s betrayal. 973 more words

When will Congress finally debate our strategy in Middle East?

Conservative Review, by Daniel Horowitz, Sept. 14, 2017:

The only thing worse than not having a strategy in the Middle East is sending our troops into harm’s way indefinitely without a strategy or even an understanding of who we are fighting and who we are supporting. 1,391 more words

Counterterrorism