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Authorization of Military Force

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Democratic Rep: Congress Shouldn't Give Obama A 'Blank Check' On War

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics

Congress should act to pass an authorization to use military force against the Islamic State, but should also be wary of granting the president a "bla...

Republican Wants To Overhaul Controversial Law On Presidential Power

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday that Congress should overhaul the 2001 authorization fo...

Senators Open Back Door for War With Iran

Kate Gould | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Kate Gould

Nearly half of the Senate has signed on to what is nicknamed the "Back Door to War" resolution, which calls for the U.S. to pledge military support for a potential Israeli attack on Iran. This resolution could be a precursor to a full-on authorization of military force.

Obama's Decisive Break with Bush's "War on Terror" Policies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Obama's new Orders are a bold start, but more detail is required, dangerous loopholes must be shut off permanently, and other parts of the Bush administration's dark legacy need to be swiftly addressed.