Jan 31, 2016
War ahead! While the country was busy preparing for a giant snowstorm, the leader of the Senate quietly made an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) eligible for a vote in the Senate, fast tracking it through normal Senate process. In this episode, take a look at the details of this AUMF and find out what the war mongers in charge might be planning to do with it.
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Hearing: U.S. Strategy Against ISIS, Senate Armed Services Committee, December 9, 2015.
Hearing: Middle East Strategy, Senate Armed Services Committee, January 20, 2016.
Video/Article: McConnell Shuts Down Notion That Obama Will Get War Authorization Against ISIS by Ali Weinberg, ABC News, January 10, 2016.
Video: Nightmare on Graham Street, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, September 15, 2014.
Sen. Chris Murphy addresses the Senate floor, January 21, 2016 (transcript)
Webpage: War Powers, Cornell University Law School
Article: McConnell's Surprise Move on War Authority by Sara Mimms and Alex Rogers, National Journal, January 21, 2016.
Article: Congress Takes a Step Toward Declaring War on ISIS by Clare Foran, The Atlantic, January 22, 2016.
Article: Graham's Draft AUMF Snags Spot on Senate Calendar by Rachel Oswald, Roll Call, January 21, 2016.
Article: McConnell makes war authorization move by Seung Min Kim, Politico, January 21, 2016.
Article: Pentagon may send more U.S. troops to Syria by Tom Vanden Brook, USA Today, December 1, 2015.
Report: 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force: Issues Concerning Its Continued Application, Congressional Research Service, April 2015.
Article: Analysts in Syria debate have ties to defense contractors by Holly Yeagar, Washington Post, October 10, 2013.
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