You Have Questions, the White House Has Answers: National Security and the Constitution

Recently, the White House released a policy report detailing the constitutional backdrop by which the United States conducts military force overseas.  This document, “Report on the Legal and Policy Frameworks Guiding the United States’ Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations“, provides insight into several aspects surrounding U.S. military discourse including the domestic law bases and regulations for military force, international law and its intersection with U.S. military operations, and individual analyses of ongoing U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya.

In a time where the legality of engaging in conflict can be difficult to interpret, it is important to remain actively engaged and aware of the ongoing dialogue within our nation and how we conduct our national security.