The incoming Chair of the House Armed Services Committee Bud McKeon wants to revisit and expand the 2001 AUMF authorizing our war against al Qaeda.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday September 29, 2010 7:34 am|
You see, from the start this war was designed to be our longest war. Because all those Commander-in-Chief powers both Republicans and Democrats have grown to love so much depend on it continuing.
|By: emptywheel Friday September 17, 2010 2:15 pm|
The government appealed its loss in the habeas petition of Mohamedou Ould Salahi today; Judge James Robertson’s ruling hewed very closely to the terms of the Authorization for Use of Military Force in his decision.
|By: emptywheel Tuesday June 29, 2010 4:40 pm|
In response to a question from DiFi, Kagan suggested that SCOTUS’ decision in the Hamdi case–which relied on the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force passed after 9/11–applied to Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps it was just a misstatement on Elena Kagan’s part, but it’s one that I hope she corrects before her confirmation hearings are done.