Authorization for Use of Military Force: Will Congress Step Up to the Plate?
In recent months, U.S. domestic politics was focused on midterm elections. Meanwhile, the Middle East’s political and strategic landscape was drastically changing as ISIL advanced into Iraq. While the role of the U.S. military has expanded and evolved as ISIL’s capabilities change, U.S. policies have not. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), and others inside and outside of government, believe that Congress needs to debate and outline a new military policy and ultimately vote on a new Authorization for Use of Military Force. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.
Tim Kaine, U.S. Senator, Virginia
Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center
Jack Goldsmith, Professor, Harvard Law School and Author of Power and Constraint
Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN