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The Problems Surrounding a New AUMF

October 4, 2017 – CSPS Student Fellow Matthew Fay explores the challenges associated with a new Congressional Authorization for the Use of Military Force in this piece originally published by The Hill.

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“Authorizing military force is necessary, but insufficient”

“None of [the recent AUMF proposal] efforts have been successful, but in light of President Trump’s recent decision to extend the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan nearly sixteen years after it first began, bipartisan interest in America’s ongoing wars is a welcome development. It is important therefore to realize that, while necessary, even a successful congressional authorization of military force is insufficient for accountability regarding America’s wars.”



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