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Senate to debate Iran War Powers resolution

Senate to debate Iran War Powers resolution

The Senate is set to pass a bipartisan resolution this week to limit President Trump’s authority to launch military operations against Iran. The War Powers resolution will come to the floor Wednesday with a final expected vote Thursday. While the measure is not likely to garner enough support to overturn a veto by Trump, it is expected passage in the Senate.

Chris
Chris
Skeptic
Skeptic 6 months

Democrats do not love terrorism (as previous commenter claimed). That I even have to assert that shows how divisive discussion has become. He is right that this debate was provoked by the Solemani killing which gives it an unfortunately partisan tinge, but better to have the debate than not. Constitution gives Congress responsibility for going to war. If we are going to, then it is much better to have a debate about it beforehand and reach consensus of what the goals and limits are to avoid getting into forever wars. After this, we should also debate and reauthorize the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (being used in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, probably elsewhere). Congress has not debated / reauthorized since 2001/2. This concern is bipartisan and goes back to Obama and Bush. https://bipartisanpolicy.org/blog/what-the-aumf-is-and-why-you-should-care-2018/ https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/pres-aumf.pdf By the way, Republicans don't love terrorism, either. See, there are things we can agree on.

Seekster
Seekster 6 months

Agreed, no Declaration of War should mean no American soldiers fighting in a war.

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