17 mai 2018

Democrats fear AUMF update could give Trump green light for Iran attacks

http://www.washingtontimes.com

The Pentagon’s ability to carry the fight to the Islamic State, al Qaeda and other terrorist groups around the world was on the line Wednesday as a key Senate committee struggled to define — and possibly limit — President Trump’s legal authority to wage war. While virtually all lawmakers agree that a new Authorization for Use of Military Force is necessary and that the 2001 and 2002 versions now in place are hopelessly outdated, there is far less of a consensus on what the legislation should [...]