from U.S. Foreign Policy Program

The Use of Force: Strategic, Political, and Legal Considerations

U.S. Marines participate in an amphibious assault exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2018" (CG18) joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province, Thailand. February 16, 2018. Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

December 13, 2017

U.S. Marines participate in an amphibious assault exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2018" (CG18) joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province, Thailand. February 16, 2018. Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Testimony
Testimony by CFR fellows and experts before Congress.

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In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, John B. Bellinger III assessed the domestic and international laws governing the authorization for use of military force.

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