The Senate Just Killed An Effort To Rethink How The US Fights Terrorism
The Senate stopped Sen. Rand Paul from getting a vote to repeal the authorizations the US has used as the legal basis for the war on terror for more than a decade. It would have been the first time in 15 years that the Senate has taken a vote on war authorization.
Senators Say They Want To Resume Debate Over War Authorization
A bipartisan group of senators — including John McCain and Tim Kaine — wants to make Authorized Use of Military Force a priority this Congress. However, the final say is with Sen. Bob Corker who says the Trump administration has bigger fish to fry right now.
BuzzFeed News Reporting Recognized With Major Award
Three BuzzFeed News stories were highlighted for offering "unforgettable" and "unsparing" coverage of the Authorization for the Use of Military Force. Greg Johnsen, John Stanton, and Kate Nocera received the Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress for the series.
House Will Likely Wait Until 2015 To Vote On New War Authorization Against ISIS
"Congress should never have recessed prior to the elections while a new war was getting underway, and it must not compound this abdication of its Constitutional duty by failing to take up a war authorization during the lame duck session," Rep. Adam Schiff says of decision.
60 Words And A War Without End: The Untold Story Of The Most Dangerous Sentence In U.S. History
Written in the frenzied, emotional days after 9/11, the Authorization for the Use of Military Force was intended to give President Bush the ability to retaliate against whoever orchestrated the attacks. But more than 12 years later, this sentence remains the primary legal justification for nearly every covert operation around the world. Here's how it came to be, and what it's since come to mean.