Reviewing Congressional Authorizations for the Use of Military Force, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, June 20, 2017   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the June 20, 2017 hearing on "Reviewing Congressional Authorizations for the Use of Military Force," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the Opening Statement of Bob Corker: "It has been well over a decade since 9/11, and there is an interest on the part of many members to revisit and refresh the authority we use to fight terrorism. In 2014, we saw the rise of ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria], which seized territory in Iraq and Syria and has drawn thousands of foreign fighters and conducted, enabled, or inspired repeated attacks against the United States or our allies. As a result of these types of threats and others, multiple Presidents have used the 2001 authorization for the use of military force by necessity to conduct hundreds of drone strikes around the world and to put American troops on the ground in multiple countries. However, there are a multitude of terrorist groups operating today that pose a direct threat to the United States and have lesser connection to the 9/11 attacks. Many have questioned whether the 2001 AUMF [Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists] covers these groups." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John B. Bellinger III and Kathleen Hicks.

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S. Hrg. 115-711; Senate Hearing 115-711
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