Obama’s AUMF: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Obama and Army General Martin Dempsey

by the National Security Network This morning, the White House sent Congress the text of its proposed Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State. The proposed legislation includes strengths and weaknesses that deserve careful analysis and… Continue Reading  

Syria Referral to Congress Could Spark Historic Debate

McCain-Menendez

By Jim Lobe In light of Amb. Hunter’s post about the important constitutional implications of Obama’s decision to seek an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) from Congress, I wanted to make a few quick observations about the… Continue Reading  

Walter Pincus’ Iran Questions for the Foreign Policy Debate

Washington Post columnist Walter Pincus continues to provides incisive analysis to the debate over Iran’s controversial nuclear program. Following are a few of his suggested questions for the presidential candidates’ foreign policy debate on Monday. What are the candidates willing to… Continue Reading