The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing today on a new Authorization to Use Military Force Against terrorist groups.
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Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) have introduced a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force against ISIS, al Qaeda, and the Taliban.
Representative Adam Schiff has revived his effort to get Congress to replace the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs with a new “Consolidated AUMF” that would explicitly name the Islamic State. What follows below is a section-by-section analysis of H.J. Res. 100, intended to highlight the key moving parts while also flagging a few issues that deserve further attention should the bill move forward.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, along with four other Republican co-sponsors, introduced a broad Authorization for the Use of Military Force against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
The war with the Islamic State turns one today, and yet we still have no authorization for the use of force against the group.