More than 12 years after the September 11 attacks, and the US military establishes that the current american president, and his successors, do have all the authority they need to wage wars around the world, for many more years to come, and they can do so without approval from Congress.
Photo: MQ-9 Reaper (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)
After the attacks of September 11, Congress handed over the power to the Executive Branch to declare war. The Authorization to Use Military Force Act empowers the president to fight the ‘War on Terror’ anywhere on the global and is set for repeal. On Thursday, the Senate held a hearing over the 12 year-old legislation, but will this legislation remain unchanged or will Congress regain the authority? To discuss, RT’s Sam Sacks gives us his take on the AUMF.
Photo: Cavalry Scouts from 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment-Blackhorse, conduct escape and evasion lane training at Ft. Irwin, Calif. May 16. The training is designed to test the skills of the Cavalry Scout in a simulated battlefield environment. (Photo by Spc. David N. Beckstrom)
The humanitarian disaster in Syria is mostly ignored as external powers vie for position to control outcome of civil war.