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  • Experts Tell Senate Panel New AUMF is Needed for Military Action in Syria
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    Authorization for the Use of Military Force

    Former George W. Bush and Obama administration officials testified at a hearing on the legal issues of congressional authorizations for the use of military force (AUMF) overseas. The…

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  • Presidential War Powers
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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 congressional…

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  • Washington Journal Representatives Walter Jones RNC and James McGovern DMA
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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) to…

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  • Washington Journal Representative Tom Cole ROK
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    Authorization for Use of Military Force Against ISIS

    Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) talked about President Obama’s request for authorization for use of military force (AUMF) against *ISIS, and the role of Congress in the fight against the…

    219 views
  • Washington Journal Representative Frank LoBiondo RNJ
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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* and…

    328 views
  • Ashton Carter and Martin Dempsey on Authorization for the Use of Military Force
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    Defense Programs and Combating ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified at a hearing on the Pentagon budget and President Obama’s request for authorization for the use of…

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  • John Kerry Ashton Carter and General Martin Dempsey Testimony on Use of Force Against ISIS
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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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  • Washington Journal Danielle Pletka and Brian Katulis on Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIS
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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. The…

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  • Open Phones on Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State
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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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  • Washington Journal Benjamin Wittes on Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIS
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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 history of…

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  • Discussion on Presidential War Powers
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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 Force (AUMF). He said there was “no…

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  • Discussion on Legality of Airstrikes
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    Presidential Authority to Use Military Force

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

    668 views
  • Discussion on Congresss Role in Combating Islamic State Militants
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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 legislation that…

    213 views
  • Jacqueline Klimas on Congressional Action on Iraq and Syria
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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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  • Washington Journal Rep Steven Horsford DNV on Campaign 2014
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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 Congressional Black Caucus…

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  • Washington Journal Rep John Fleming RLA on ISIS Airstrikes
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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…

    524 views
  • Washington Journal Viewer Calls
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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?” Jacqueline…

    420 views
  • Senator Kaine on Military Force Against Terrorists
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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…

    82 views
  • House Debate on US in Iraq
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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 was approved 370-40…

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  • House Debate on War Powers
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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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