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  • Sen. Lindsey Graham to seek authorization for U.S. attack on Iran

    09/19/2013 5:10:52 PM PDT · by steelhead_trout · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/18/2013 | Byron York
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is one of the strongest advocates of an American military strike against the Assad regime in Syria. He was unhappy when President Obama decided to seek congressional authorization for an attack, and then unhappy when his fellow lawmakers voiced disapproval of the president's plan. Graham believes the diplomatic path chosen by the administration will lead to a debacle. Given all that, Graham now says he will work with a bipartisan group of senators to craft a resolution authorizing the president to use military force -- not against the Syrian regime but against Iran. In an appearance on...
  • Are We Still At War?

    02/17/2013 6:48:45 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/16/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Congress should update its military-force authorization. We remain a nation at peril, but are we still a nation at war? In his State of the Union speech, President Obama signaled, yet again, that the war in Afghanistan is effectively over. Soon, in fact, it will be over by any honest measure: The presence of American troops will be halved to 34,000 in the coming months, and erased entirely by December 31, 2014. On this arbitrarily chosen date, the president claims, we will “achieve our core objective of defeating the core of al-Qaeda.” This was just rhetorical fluff. The core of...
  • Danon: Urgent Session for Passage of Authorization Law

    03/25/2012 9:12:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/3/12
    Deputy Knesset Speaker Danny Danon applied to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, Sunday, to hold a special Knesset session during the break between the winter session and the next session to pass a bill to regulate Jewish outpost communities in Judea and Samaria. Under the measure, petitioners claiming ownership of lands on which communities were built would be compensated, but the communities would not be uprooted. Responding to a Supreme Court decision rejecting a government agreement to delay the uprooting of the Binyamin-region Jewish community of Migron, he said, "The High Court is trying to prevent...
  • Deal reached on DoD authorization bil

    12/12/2011 8:53:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/12/11 | Jeremy Herb
    Lawmakers reached an agreement Monday on the $662 billion Defense authorization bill they believe will satisfy White House demands to avoid a veto over the detention of terror suspects. House and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders changed the bill to add a provision saying that FBI and other law enforcement’s national security authority would not be affected by provisions mandating military custody of terror suspects. A White House veto threat has been hanging over the Pentagon policy bill for the past month, but House and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders said Monday the new language would address the Obama administration’s...
  • Obama introduced resolution asserting Bush didn't have Congressional authorization to attack Iran

    03/25/2011 12:52:44 AM PDT · by Frankusa · 13 replies
    In November of 2007, then-Senator Barack Obama introduced a Senate resolution stating that President Bush did not have Congressional authorization to use military force against Iran. The resolution was drafted in response to an amendment passed in the senate in September of 2007 which designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization. Obama argued that the amendment could be used by President Bush to justify war with Iran. Joe Biden's spokeswoman, Elizabeth Alexander, said at the time that Mr. Biden also believed the amendment could be used to justify military action against Iran. The spokeswoman added, "[Sen. Biden] has also...
  • Congress Finishes Work on Authorization Bill

    10/14/2009 4:54:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 650+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2009 – Congress has reached agreement on a $680.2 billion National Defense Authorization Bill for fiscal 2010. The bill authorizes a 3.4 percent military pay increase and full funding for the Defense Health Program, and it caps F-22 Raptor production at 187 aircraft. For civilian workers, it ends the National Security Personnel System. It includes a base budget of $550.2 billion and $130 billion for overseas contingency operations. Congress released the conference report Oct. 7. The full Senate and House must pass the conference report before the bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. The...
  • Will the 110th Congress Pass Critical Defense Bills?

    09/15/2008 3:52:21 PM PDT · by Mr. Binnacle · 1 replies · 144+ views
    Last week, AUSA President Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., urged congressional leaders to move quickly on the fiscal 2009 Defense Authorization and Appropriations Bills. In a letter to the House and Senate leadership, Gen. Sullivan said, “Our ability to win the Global War on Terrorism and sustain the all volunteer force is dependent upon timely defense authorizations and appropriations. The bills must meet the Army’s baseline budget and fund the war. I stress the necessity of getting the bills to the president for signature before September 30, the end of the fiscal year.” While the House finished its version...
  • Rehashing "S.J. Res. 23- Authorization for Use of Military Force (War on Terror);Sept 18, 2001"

    06/17/2004 3:50:11 PM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies · 275+ views
    Yale.edu ^ | 18 Sep 2001 | US Congress
    The Avalon Project at Yale Law School September 11, 2001 : Attack on AmericaS.J. Resolution 23 - Authorization for Use of Military Force (Enrolled Bill); September 18, 2001 Latest Major Action: 9/18/2001 Became Public Law No: 107-40. Authorization for Use of Military Force (Enrolled Bill) --S.J.Res.23-- S.J.Res.23 One Hundred Seventh Congress of the United States of America AT THE FIRST SESSIONBegun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday, the third day of January, two thousand and one Joint Resolution To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against...
  • A 21st-Century DoD

    11/24/2003 5:09:18 AM PST · by OESY · 8 replies · 215+ views
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | November 24, 2003 | DONALD H. RUMSFELD
    <p>While news from Iraq, Afghanistan and other fronts in the war on terror dominate the headlines, here at home progress is being made on another important front: the critical work of military transformation. Today, President Bush will sign into law landmark legislation that will help bring the Defense Department out of the industrial age, and into the information age.</p>
  • HOUSE PASSES DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL 362-40

    11/10/2003 5:11:18 PM PST · by mgiorgino · 5 replies · 185+ views
    November 7, 2003 | Michael Giorgino
    This Veterans Day, the House of Representatives has kept faith with America’s courageous defenders, overwhelmingly approving an historic $401 billion Defense Authorization bill for 2004. The House voted 362 to 40 for Congressman Duncan Hunter’s bill, reflecting broad, bi-partisan support for defense programs at a time when U.S. armed forces are engaged in battle in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Once again, the entire San Diego/Imperial County delegation, including Democrat Susan Davis, voted to support our service men and women—except Bob Filner.
  • HELP! Need to find Congress resolution which gave Bush power to fight terrorism.

    04/14/2003 11:51:22 AM PDT · by ez · 26 replies · 338+ views
    Free Republic | 4/14/03 | ez
    Now that we are discussing possible action against Syria, certain nay-sayers have claimed that Bush must go to Congress for permission to attack them. While we know this is not true, there was a resolution passed just after 9/11/01 that gave Bush the power to use military force against terrorists and the nations that harbor them. The one we used to take the Taliban out of Afghanistan. After searching with Search Engines for a while I have been unable to locate that bill. Can anyone help?