Congress Struggles to Authorize Use of Force Against ISIS

Posted March 13, 2015 at 5:30am

New York Times: “President Obama’s formal request for congressional authorization to fight the Islamic State — once framed by lawmakers as a matter of great constitutional import — is now seriously imperiled because Republicans think it does too little and Democrats think it does too much.”

Defense One: “

Democrats broadly oppose the AUMF draft for being too ambiguous, potentially authorizing an open-ended, “blank check” for war… Republicans also broadly oppose the AUMF, but mostly over the concern it could be used to place undo restrictions on the military, and is thus unserious.”