from U.S. Foreign Policy Program

Reviewing Congressional Authorizations on Use of Force

June 20, 2017

Testimony
Testimony by CFR fellows and experts before Congress.

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John Bellinger testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on June 20, 2017, regarding the intent and statutory limitations of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), the principle legal basis for current U.S. operations in Iraq and Syria.

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