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Posts 21 to 30: Terrorism and National Security

John Bradshaw Interviewed by CSPAN’s Washington Journal on Confronting ISIS

September 8, 2014

September 8, 2014 | CSPAN’s Washington Journal NSN Executive Director John Bradshaw speaking about the evolving U.S. strategy to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and efforts to repeal the 2001 Authorization of the Use of Military Force.   To see the original post, click here. 

How (and How Not) to Consider a Possible AUMF Against the Islamic State

As the debate continues about how to respond to the Islamic State, Washington is already showing signs of considering an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to authorize expanded operations in Iraq and potentially Syria. While any expanded operations should be specifically authorized by Congress, it remains premature to consider an AUMF to deal […]

Articulating a Strategy to Fight the Islamic State

September 5, 2014

The Obama Administration is cautiously escalating its efforts to defeat the Islamic State, building an international coalition to support ongoing operations that have included advising Iraqi Security Forces and Kurdish Peshmerga and supporting offensives in Iraq against the Islamic State with airstrikes. But as the United States increases its efforts to push back the Islamic […]

Six Strategies Obama Could Use to Fight the Islamic State | Paul Eaton

August 29, 2014

By Major General Paul Eaton, Maj. Gen. Charles J. Dunlap, Michael Hirsh, Douglas Feith, Lt. Gen. David Barno, and Adm. James Stavridis August 29, 2014 | Politico Lead a Diplomatic and Economic Offensive, by Ret. Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton The Islamic State has demonstrated that it understands the principles of war—mass, objective, offensive, surprise, economy of force, maneuver, unity of […]

NSN Special Update – Military Action in Iraq: Assessing the Legal Authorities

August 21, 2014

  Limited airstrikes by the United States against the Islamic State are entering their third week. The stated objectives of the strikes, which have hit about 90 targets so far, is to protect American personnel in Iraq and facilitate humanitarian relief. President Obama has signaled that military operations may increase in intensity and scope on […]

Defense News on NSN AUMF Repeal Report

August 13, 2014

Think Tank Lays Out Steps To ‘Cap’ Then ‘Roll Back’ Post-9/11 Military Force Resolution By John T. Bennett August 12, 2014 | DefenseNews.com WASHINGTON — A group of US national security experts is pushing a piecemeal plan to update the measure authorizing the war against violent extremist groups for the first time since September 2001. […]

POLITICO Features NSN AUMF Repeal Report

August 12, 2014

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 […]

REPORT: Ending the Endless War

An Incremental Approach to Repealing the 2001 AUMF By Bill French with John Bradshaw August 2014 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 […]

The Case for Repealing the 2002 Iraq AUMF

July 28, 2014

As the debate continues over how the United States should respond to the Islamic State, the Administration last week reiterated its calls to repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). Indeed, the need for an effective response to the Islamic State not only coincides with the need to repeal the Iraq […]

The Islamic State and al-Qaeda: Threat Inflation and Conflation

July 25, 2014

  Today, large areas of the Iraq-Syria border region remain under control of the Islamic State, a violent Salafi jihadist organization that has declared the territory a new caliphate under the leadership of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Members of the Obama Administration appeared before Congress this week to testify about the organization and the threat it […]

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