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    Presidential War Powers

    Panelists talked about the legal framework surrounding the use of military force abroad, including the president’s power to conduct military operations without additional…

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    Authorization for the Use of Military Force

    Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and James McGovern (D-MA) talked about the congressional debate over President Obama’s request for authorization for use of military force (AUMF)…

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    War Powers Debate and ISIS Strategy

    Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), a member of the Armed Services Committee, talked about congressional debate on what new war authority to give President Obama to fight against ISIS*…

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    Open Phones on Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s request for authorization for use of military force (AUMF) against ISIL. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant…

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    Authorization for the Use of Military Force Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on President…

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    President Obama's Authorization for the Use of Military Force Request

    Danielle Pletka and Brian Katulis talked about the legal debate surrounding President Obama’s Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) request in the fight against ISIL. …

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    President Obama's Authorization for the Use of Military Force Request

    Benjamin Wittes talked about the legal debate surrounding President Obama’s Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) request in the fight against ISIS*, as well as the…

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    Presidential Power to Combat ISIS

    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) spoke about whether President Obama has the proper authority to carry out military actions against ISIS* militants under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military…

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    Presidential Authority to Use Military Force

    Foreign policy analysts talked about the legality of U.S. airstrikes against ISIL* militants in Iraq and Syria without a declaration of war by Congress. Topics included executive power…

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    Representative Steven Horsford on 2014 Midterm Elections

    Representative Steven Horsford (D-NV) talked about the 2014 midterm elections, President Obama’s management of U.S.-led efforts in the Middle East, and his participation in the…

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    Representative John Fleming on Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

    Representative John Fleming (R-LA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, talked about the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State* militants in Iraq and Syria and why he…

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    Jacqueline Klimas on Congressional Action on Iraq and Syria

    Jacqueline Klimas, Capitol Hill reporter for the Washington Times, talked by telephone about how members of Congress were responding to calls for them to return and vote on the use of…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines, including a line only for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, were open for viewer comments on the question: “Should Congress Return and Vote on Iraq and, Syria?”…

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    Congressional Role in Combating Terrorism

    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) talked about the role of Congress in battling ISIL* militants. He urged members of Congress to fulfill their constitutional responsibilities and introduce…

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    Senator Kaine on Military Force Against Terrorists

    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) called on President Obama to seek authorization from Congress before taking military action against ISIL. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also…

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    House Debate on U.S. in Iraq

    The House debated a resolution that would bar President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a “sustained combat role” without congressional approval. The measure…

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    House Debate on War Powers

    Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) debated the power of Congress to determine when the U.S. engages in war.

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    U.S. Use of Military Force

    Panelists talked about the U.S. use of military force. Following the terrorists attacks on September 11, 2001, Congress gave the President permission to use force to hold accountable…

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    Presidential Address on Use of Force in Syria

    President Obama addressed the nation on the use of military force in response to chemical weapons attacks on civilian targets in Syria, a proposal by Russia and Syria to turn control of…

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    Use of Military Force in Syria

    Secretary of State Kerry, Secretary of Defense Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Dempsey testified about the Obama administration’s request for authorization for the use of force in…

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