Saying she has "grave concerns" about the bill introduced by Sens. Tim Kaine, R-Va., introduced a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force, or AUMF, which would replace two AUMFs passed shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Monday meant to bring an nearly two-decade-old war authorization up to date, a move that some lawmakers have been demanding for years but which has received renewed interest after recent military action in Syria.
The administration contends that Trump had the authority to carry out the strikes under Article II of the Constitution, which allows the president to use military force to protect the national interest from immediate threats.
Not alone in her opposition, Amnesty International on Tuesday also came out strongly against the Corker-Kaine bill. "We've let the 9/11 and Iraq War authorizations get stretched to justify wars against multiple terrorist groups in over a dozen countries, from Niger to the Philippines".
But under the new proposal, lawmakers refused to grant President Donald Trump that explicit authority because, they argue, the president is sending mixed messages and hasn't outlined a clear long-term strategy with regard to the Syrian civil war. "The last thing President Trump needs is a renewed open-ended authorization that gives him a blank check to perpetuate endless war, which is exactly what this proposed bill represents".
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He spoke of the "outrage by images we've seen of children, women who died of a chlorine attack". They are still waiting to visit nearby Douma, 11 days after the alleged attack took place.
The new AUMF of 2018, sponsored by Sens. I appreciate the support of the Congress in this action.
If it becomes law, the new AUMF would repeal earlier 2001 and 2002 ones after being in effect for 120 days.
The "seemingly limitless interpretation" of those AUMFs, the group said "has led to a widespread violation of human rights, from indefinite detention and torture to unlawful drone strikes".
So anyway. We're going to keep going with this forever war for a while.
According to the Times report, the officials said Trump's choice to override Mattis' guidance to get congressional approval for the strikes was because he wanted his tweets to be supported by action, despite warnings that not erring on the side of caution could precipitate a larger dispute with Russian Federation.