A New Authorization of Use of Military Force

Madeleine:

These words are truthful and reflect a reality we wish not to acknowledge.
Ethics , Justice, peace making would be a great goal for this country marred by wars and desolation. Fomenting wars not the reason we were founded as a nation.

Originally posted on Rcooley123's Blog:

Recently, President Obama presented Congress with a proposed new Authorization of Use of Military Force (AUMF) for military action against ISIS. Actions taken to date in this war have fallen loosely under the broad authorization granted by Congress in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01, which has been used to cover the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. A new authorization is long overdue, as is a more limited scope of operations than was been permitted under the original document, which has been open-ended enough to permit the longest continuous military engagement in the history of the United States.

Constitutionally, Congress is given the responsibility of Declaring War, the conduct of which is overseen by the President in his role of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. Congress has increasingly neglected its duties in this regard since its last official Declaration of War at the US entrance into World War…

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