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AUMFTuesday, August 12, 2014

POLITICO Features NSN AUMF Repeal Report

Report urges phased AUMF repeal By Philip Ewing August 12, 2014 | Politico Pro   POLITICO’s Morning Defense: Iraq’s Al-Maliki digs in — Obama’s messaging problem — In Ukraine, new fears of a Russian attack — Report urges phased AUMF repeal PRO FIRST LOOK – REPORT URGES PHASED AUMF REPEAL, via POLITICO’s Ewing: “Congress should ‘cap’ its post-Sept. 11 authorization for the use of military force and then roll back the power it awarded to the president, the left-leaning National Security Network argues in a new report. Eventually, they write, the bill should expire altogether. “Policy analyst Bill French and NSN executive director John Bradshaw argue that lawmakers can achieve the much-discussed goal of scaling back the authorization by breaking it into smaller pieces and… Read More ›

AUMFTuesday, August 12, 2014

REPORT: Ending the Endless War

Ending the Endless War: An Incremental Approach to Repealing the 2001 AUMF Policy Report By Bill French with John Bradshaw August 2014, Updated February 2015 This paper was updated in February 2015. The Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF)  passed in 2001 is unique among other such authorizations in American history in that it includes no limitations in time, geography, operations, or a named enemy, as this report documents in detail. The lack of limits in the 2001 AUMF has set America adrift on an unreflective course toward perpetual war, increasing the risks of blowback against American national security objectives. The lack of limits in the AUMF has also facilitated an expansion of combat operations far beyond the scope envisioned by the lawmakers that… Read More ›

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