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Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
#1443 Legacies of 9/11: War on Terror, Islamophobia and Conspiracy Theories

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 71:22


Air Date 9/21/2021 Today we take a look at the parallel legacies of 9/11 including the war on terror and military spending, the casual acceptance of Islamophobia, the adoption of ever-wilder conspiracy theories, and the acceleration of the political divide in America culminating, so far, in the January 6th Insurrection. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com  Transcript   BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: 9/11: A Story in Three Parts. - Unf*cking The Republic - Air Date 9-10-21 We were tempted to let the 20th anniversary of 9/11 pass given it will be oversaturated with remembrances and armchair punditry as well as the usual tragedy porn imagery. Ch. 2: Endless militarization has bled US society dry - The Real News Podcast - Air Date 9-14-21 It's been 20 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Since then, the US has channeled an unfathomable amount of its resources into the military-industrial complex. Ch. 3: “Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire”: Deepa Kumar on How Racism Fueled U.S. Wars Post-9/11 - Democracy Now! - Air Date 9-14-21 According to the Costs of War Project, the wars launched by the United States following 9/11 have killed an estimated 929,000 people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere. Ch. 4: 20 Years Later: How 9/11 Changed Being Muslim in America - The Brian Lehrer Show - Air Date 9-10-21 Rowaida Abdelaziz, national reporter for HuffPost where she focuses on immigration, Islamophobia, and social justice issues, joins to discuss how being Muslim in the United States changed after the September 11th attacks. Ch. 5: 20 Years Since 9/11, 20 Years of Conspiracy Theories - Doomed - Air Date 9-10-21 Matt looks at the conspiracies, hoaxes, and urban legends that surround the day and the Bush administration. Ch. 6: The road from 9/11 to Donald Trump - Vox Conversations - Air Date 9-12-21 Sean Illing talks with national security reporter Spencer Ackerman, author of the new book Reign of Terror. They discuss the staggering changes to our country in the 20 years since 9/11 Ch. 7: America, 20 years after 9/11 - World Review from the New Statesman - Air Date 9-10-21 Jeremy Cliffeand Sarah Manavis are joined by New Yorker columnist and author Evan Osnos to discuss his new book, Wildland: The Making of America's Fury and how America has changed since the attacks on New York and Washington. Ch. 8: The Direct Line From 9/11 to January 6th - WhoWhatWhy - Air Date 9-10-21 Award-winning journalist Spencer Ackerman examines how 9/11 opened the door to America's worst historical impulses and led directly to Donald Trump and January 6th. MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 9: Rescue 9/11 w/ Jim Lobe and Laila Ujayli - American Prestige - Air Date 9-11-21 The boys interview Laila Ujayli, associate editor at Inkstick Media, about growing up as a young Muslim in post-9/11 America. Ch. 10: Congressmember Barbara Lee, the Lone Vote for Peace After the September 11th Attacks - Breaking the Sound Barrier by Amy Goodman - Air Date 9-9-21 Congressmember Lee courageously voted no against the AUMF twenty years ago. FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 11: Final comments on Brian Williams and the campaigns we can win vs the campaigns worth winning MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr  Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent SHOW IMAGE: Description: The camera looks up at a young Muslim woman, wearing a black hoodie with the hood up over her black head covering, as she stands outside a glass entryway looking out into the distance. An American flag is wrapped around her shoulders. Credit: "Protest against Donald Trump's Muslim ban" by Fibonacci Blue | License | Changes: Cropped and very slight increase in contrast, brightness and saturation   Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com  

Broken Law
Episode 16: Legal Legacy of 9/11, Part II

Broken Law

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 33:43


In the wake of 9/11, Congress passed the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). Only one member of Congress voted against it, Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Join Russ Feingold, the only senator to vote against the USA PATRIOT Act, for his interview with Congresswoman Lee about what happened behind the scenes in the lead up to the AUMF and what it is like to be a dissenter in Congress. Together, they discuss the legacy of the AUMF and what Congress should do moving forward to implement the lessons learned from giving the executive branch a "blank check" authorization for military force. ----------------- Join the Progressive Legal Movement Today: ACSLaw.org Today's Host: Russ Feingold, President of ACS Guest: Congresswoman Barbara Lee of the U.S. House of Representatives Link: Russ's article, "It's Time to Tear Up the Executive Branch's Blank Check" Link: Congresswoman Lee's article, "Ending the Post 9/11 Forever Wars" Visit the Podcast Website: Broken Law Podcast Email the Show: Podcast@ACSLaw.org Follow ACS on Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of American Constitution Society 2021.

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
20 Years of the AUMF in Afghanistan

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 7:52


It's been 20 years since the Authorization of Use of Military Force in Afghanistan. Anthony Marcum from the R Street Institute called in to talk about what we've learned from it and how it applies to our national security challenges today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

National Security Law Today
News Roundup – The New Afghanistan, the AUMF, and Covid Vaccine Mandates

National Security Law Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 25:09


This week, co-host Yvette is joined by Bill Banks to discuss the latest topics in national security law: What are the legal issues surrounding Biden's new “over-the-horizon” strategy in Afghanistan? Is it time for the U.S. to revise and reform the AUMF? And with COVID vaccines still dominating headlines, are the new federal mandates considered constitutional? And if they are, could there be other legal challenges? William Banks is a professor at Syracuse Law School and the Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security: law.syr.edu/profile/william-banks1 References: Charter of the United Nations, Chapter 7 Article 51: https://legal.un.org/repertory/art51.shtml Charter of the United Nations, Chapter 7 Article 42: https://legal.un.org/repertory/art42.shtml Authorization for the Use of Military Force: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjMr6HC-YHzAhUMc98KHevWDsUQFnoECAIQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.congress.gov%2F107%2Fplaws%2Fpubl40%2FPLAW-107publ40.pdf&usg=AOvVaw2ITdZrN7EI033pIoBAB37n Brandenburg v. Ohio: https://www.oyez.org/cases/1968/492 Jacobson v. Massachusetts: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/197/11/ "US Department of Labor's OSHA issues emergency temporary standard to protect health care workers from the coronavirus." U.S. Department of Labor. June 10, 2021. https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/national/06102021 "Occupational Exposure to COVID-19; Emergency Temporary Standard." Federal Register. June 21, 2021. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/06/21/2021-12428/occupational-exposure-to-covid-19-emergency-temporary-standard

Hold Your Fire!
S2 Episode 3: License to Kill: Lawyering in the War on Terror

Hold Your Fire!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 71:30


Only days after the 9/11 attacks, Congress ushered in extraordinarily broad legislation that authorised President Bush to use military force in order to eliminate terrorist threats to the U.S. In this episode of Hold Your Fire! – the second in a podcast series looking at the legacy of the 9/11 attacks – Richard Atwood and Naz Modirzadeh are joined by Stephen Pomper, Crisis Group's Interim Chief of Policy, to discuss the lasting legacy of this Authorisation for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). They discuss the forthcoming Crisis Group report on the topic, “Overkill: Reforming the Legal Basis for the War on Terror”, reflecting on how the AUMF became the legal basis for increasingly wide-ranging military actions embraced by successive administrations, from Bush to Biden, as the fighting against Islamist militants expanded in scope. They also discuss the role of law and lawyers in establishing the boundaries of presidential authority and the consequences of diminished congressional oversight.For more information, explore Crisis Group's analysis on our United States page. This episode also features as part of our series The Legacy of 9/11 and the "War on Terror”. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The FOX News Rundown
From Washington: After Afghanistan, Is It Time To Re-Think AUMF?

The FOX News Rundown

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 28:20


On September 14th, 2001 Congress passed an Authorization for the Use of Military Force, allowing the Armed Forces to strike back against those responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks and deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against the United States. That AUMF has been used by every President since. But with the War in Afghanistan over and no remaining troops on the ground, it may be time to re-think the broad power given to the commander in chief. Indiana Republican Senator Todd Young discusses the future of these military authorizations twenty years later. The 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election takes place Tuesday, September 14th, and President Biden is campaigning with Governor Gavin Newsom in an attempt to keep him from being removed from office. Former President Barack Obama released an advertisement for Newsom urging Democrats to return ballots and veto the recall. However, if the California Governor is recalled, there are more than forty candidates lined up to replace him. FOX News Radio Political Analyst and columnist at National Journal Josh Krausaar predicts the election outcome.

Radiolab
60 Words, 20 Years

Radiolab

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 69:27


It has now been 20 years since September 11th, 2001. So we're bringing you a Peabody Award-winning story from our archives about one sentence, written in the hours after the attacks, that has led to the longest war in U.S. history. We examine how just 60 words of legal language have blurred the line between war and peace. In the hours after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a lawyer sat down in front of a computer and started writing a legal justification for taking action against those responsible. The language that he drafted and that President George W. Bush signed into law - called the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) -  has at its heart one single sentence, 60 words long. Over the last decade, those 60 words have become the legal foundation for the "war on terror." In this collaboration with BuzzFeed, reporter Gregory Johnsen tells us the story of how this has come to be one of the most important, confusing, troubling sentences of the last two decades. We go into the meetings that took place in the chaotic days just after 9/11, speak with Congresswoman Barbara Lee and former Congressman Ron Dellums about the vote on the AUMF. We hear from former White House and State Department lawyers John Bellinger & Harold Koh. We learn how this legal language unleashed Guantanamo, Navy Seal raids and drone strikes. And we speak with journalist Daniel Klaidman, legal expert Benjamin Wittes and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine about how these words came to be interpreted, and what they mean for the future of war and peace. Finally, we check back in with Congresswoman Lee, and talk to Yale law professor and national security expert Oona Hathaway, about how to move on from the original sixty words. Original episode produced by Matt Kielty and Kelsey Padgett with original music by Dylan Keefe. Update reported and produced by Sarah Qari and Soren Wheeler. Special thanks to Brian Finucane. Support Radiolab by becoming a member today at Radiolab.org/donate. 

GovExec Daily
The Military Legacy of Sept. 11

GovExec Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 17:30


Congress passed the Authorization for Use of Military Force as a joint resolution a week after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The AUMF authorized the use of the military against terrorist organizations and every president since George W. Bush has interpreted that authority to extend operations beyond al Qaeda and the Taliban. The Global War on Terror has spanned the globe over the last two decades and continues to this day under the cover of secrecy, as the full list of targeted groups remains classified.  As part of a series marking the attacks' legacy on government, GovExec Daily explores the military and foreign policy legacy of the American reaction to Sept. 11. Ben Watson and Dr. Tony Brooks, veterans of the war in Afghanistan, discuss their experiences and Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko talks about the failures in nation-building.

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
COI #159: The People Who Were Right About Afghanistan

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 52:33


On COI #159, Kevin Gosztola joins Kyle Anzalone to discuss the people who were right about the Afghan War all along, among them Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who cast the sole ‘no' vote against the 2001 authorization to attack Afghanistan. Lee correctly predicted that the bill would be exploited to justify an endless war, and has continued to fight to repeal the 2001 AUMF.  Kevin recounts the story of Matthew Hoh. Working as a State Department official, Hoh realized Obama's Afghan surge would be a deadly failure. He, therefore, blew the whistle on the administration's propaganda campaign, which insisted the ‘surge' approach employed in Iraq could be exported to Afghanistan. While Hoh was largely ignored, he gained key backing for his claims, which have since been proven correct.  Like Hoh, Daniel L. Davis also blew the whistle over the disastrous Afghan surge. Years after Hoh, Davis reported to Congress – and the American people – that the country's leaders were lying about their non-existent successes in Afghanistan.  Kevin talks about the importance of journalist Micheal Hastings, who penned an explosive 2010 Rolling Stone profile that resulted in the firing of Stanley McChrystal, the “Runaway General.” Hastings also exposed the absurdity of the US counter-insurgency campaign pushed by the disgraced General David Petraeus.  The horrors and failures of the Afghan War were also published by Wikileaks, thanks to leaker Chelsea Manning and journalist Julian Assange. Kevin explains why Manning passed the Afghan War Logs to Wikileaks and updates Julians Assange's extradition appeal.  Daniel Hale is another persecuted whistleblower, who released important information showing the massive number of civilians murdered by the US drone program. Hale appeared in the documentary ‘National Bird,' but was not prosecuted for leaking the information until years later.  Kevin Gosztola is managing editor at Shadowproof, host of the "Dissenter Weekly," and co-host of the podcast "Unauthorized Disclosure." The Dissenter  https://thedissenter.org/author/kgosztola/ Shadowproof on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/shadowproofcom Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook  Twitter  MeWe Apple Podcast  Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD

Conflicts of Interest
The People Who Were Right About Afghanistan

Conflicts of Interest

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 52:33


On COI #159, Kevin Gosztola joins Kyle Anzalone to discuss the people who were right about the Afghan War all along, among them Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who cast the sole ‘no' vote against the 2001 authorization to attack Afghanistan. Lee correctly predicted that the bill would be exploited to justify an endless war, and has continued to fight to repeal the 2001 AUMF.  Kevin recounts the story of Matthew Hoh. Working as a State Department official, Hoh realized Obama's Afghan surge would be a deadly failure. He, therefore, blew the whistle on the administration's propaganda campaign, which insisted the ‘surge' approach employed in Iraq could be exported to Afghanistan. While Hoh was largely ignored, he gained key backing for his claims, which have since been proven correct.  Like Hoh, Daniel L. Davis also blew the whistle over the disastrous Afghan surge. Years after Hoh, Davis reported to Congress – and the American people – that the country's leaders were lying about their non-existent successes in Afghanistan.  Kevin talks about the importance of journalist Micheal Hastings, who penned an explosive 2010 Rolling Stone profile that resulted in the firing of Stanley McChrystal, the “Runaway General.” Hastings also exposed the absurdity of the US counter-insurgency campaign pushed by the disgraced General David Petraeus.  The horrors and failures of the Afghan War were also published by Wikileaks, thanks to leaker Chelsea Manning and journalist Julian Assange. Kevin explains why Manning passed the Afghan War Logs to Wikileaks and updates Julians Assange's extradition appeal.  Daniel Hale is another persecuted whistleblower, who released important information showing the massive number of civilians murdered by the US drone program. Hale appeared in the documentary ‘National Bird,' but was not prosecuted for leaking the information until years later.  Kevin Gosztola is managing editor at Shadowproof, host of the "Dissenter Weekly," and co-host of the podcast "Unauthorized Disclosure." The Dissenter  https://thedissenter.org/author/kgosztola/ Shadowproof on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/shadowproofcom Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook  Twitter  MeWe Apple Podcast  Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD

Net Assessment
Did Anyone Win the ‘Global War on Terror'?

Net Assessment

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 65:34


As we approach the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Chris, Melanie, and Zack discuss Daniel Byman's article in the current issue of Foreign Affairs, “The Good Enough Doctrine: Learning to Live with Terrorism.” Byman surveys the various aspects of the “Global War on Terror” and concludes that, on balance, the United States and others have achieved a level of effort that is both strategically and politically feasible. But can we actually tolerate some level of risk from terrorism in the same way that we tolerate other dangers, from pandemics to severe weather events, or will political leaders always resort to maximalist promises to eliminate terrorism permanently? Was it inevitable that the Global War on Terror would amplify xenophobia and nativism, and what else can we learn from the efforts of the past 20 years? Grievances for critics of the "Blob,” special scorn for Sen. Chris Murphy, and "attapeople" to U.S. military personnel for their enormous sacrifices in Afghanistan and elsewhere, and to those civilians who are now helping to resettle Afghan refugees, as well as those displaced from other disasters.   Daniel Byman's “The Good Enough Doctrine: Learning to Live with Terrorism,” Foreign Affairs, September/October 2021, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/middle-east/2021-08-24/good-enough-doctrine Richard Stevenson, “Bush Faults Kerry on Terrorism Remarks,” New York Times, Oct. 12, 2004, https://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/12/politics/campaign/bush-faults-kerry-on-terrorism-remarks.html Christopher Preble, “We Are Terrorized: Why US Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing, and Why It Can't Be Easily Fixed,” War on the Rocks, Jan. 8, 2016, https://warontherocks.com/2016/01/we-are-terrorized-why-u-s-counterterrorism-policy-is-failing-and-why-it-cant-be-easily-fixed/ Bill McCarthy, “Charlie Kirk baselessly claims Biden intentionally let Afghanistan fall to alter US population,” Politifact, Aug. 19, 2021, https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/aug/19/charlie-kirk/charlie-kirk-baselessly-claims-biden-intentionally/ Jordan Mendoza, “Want to donate or volunteer to assist those affected by Hurricane Ida? Here's how to help,” USA Today, Aug. 30, 2021, https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/08/30/hurricane-ida-help-storm-victims-louisiana-mississippi/5648004001/ “How to Help Afghan Refugees and the Relief Effort,” New York Times, Aug. 20, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/20/world/asia/how-to-help-afghanistan-refugees.html “Future Foreign Policy series: Congress and AUMF repeal,” New American Engagement Initiative, Atlantic Council, Sept. 16, 2021, https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/event/future-foreign-policy-congress-and-aumf-repeal/ Tanisha M. Fazal, "The Case for Complacency," Foreign Affairs, September/October 2021, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/review-essay/2021-08-24/case-complacency. Joe Biden, "Remarks on the End of the War in Afghanistan," The White House, Aug. 31, 2021, https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/08/31/remarks-by-president-biden-on-the-end-of-the-war-in-afghanistan/. Darren Lim, Zack Cooper, and Ashley Feng, “Trust and Diversify: A Geoeconomic Strategy for the Australia-US Alliance,” US Studies Centre, Sept. 2, 2021, https://www.ussc.edu.au/analysis/trust-and-diversify-a-geoeconomic-strategy-for-the-australia-us-alliance. Susanna Patton and Ashley Townshend, “Kamala Harris's Asia Trip Can't Fix Biden's Troubled Indo-Pacific Strategy,” Foreign Policy, Aug. 24, 2021, https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/08/24/kamala-harris-singapore-vietnam-southeast-asia-trip-biden-indo-pacific-strategy/. Elliot Ackerman, “What the War on Terror Cost America,” Foreign Affairs, Aug. 27, 2021, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/middle-east/2021-08-24/winning-ugly. Michael McKinley, “We All Lost Afghanistan,” Foreign Affairs, Aug. 16, 2021, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2021-08-16/we-all-lost-afghanistan-taliban.  Jeffrey A. Singer, “Society Will Never Be Free of COVID-19--It's Time to Embrace Harm Reduction,” Cato, Aug. 26, 2021, https://www.cato.org/pandemics-policy/society-will-never-be-free-covid-19-its-time-embrace-harm-reduction.   

The Fifth Column - Analysis, Commentary, Sedition
327 "Autumn in Kabul, Askew in Texas"

The Fifth Column - Analysis, Commentary, Sedition

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 98:33


- Lead Astray- Wrong Line- Blues Traveler- Sugar in his Tank- When in Kabul- Repeal/Replace/Keep the AUMF for another 20 years?- Matt's Basement is Flooding (No, Really)- 1/2 Trimester- The Reverend Dr. James P Eagle Sr- The Rule of Law- Playin Coach- Reading Playboy for the... Ads?Recorded: 9/1/21Published: 9/2/21 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Fifth Column - Analysis, Commentary, Sedition
327 "Autumn in Kabul, Askew in Texas"

The Fifth Column - Analysis, Commentary, Sedition

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 98:33


- Lead Astray- Wrong Line- Blues Traveler- Sugar in his Tank- When in Kabul- Repeal/Replace/Keep the AUMF for another 20 years?- Matt's Basement is Flooding (No, Really)- 1/2 Trimester- The Reverend Dr. James P Eagle Sr- The Rule of Law- Playin Coach- Reading Playboy for the... Ads?Recorded: 9/1/21Published: 9/2/21 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Lawfare Podcast
AUMF Reform After Afghanistan

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 57:03


Since January, talk about reforming the nearly 20-year-old 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, that provides the legal basis for most overseas U.S. counterterrorism activities, has once again been on the rise. While past efforts have generally failed to yield results, the combination of growing bi-partisan disenchantment with the status quo and a seemingly supportive Biden administration had led some to believe that this is the moment in which reform might finally happen. But now, the collapse in Afghanistan has some wondering whether the Biden administration will still have an appetite for the type of risk that AUMF reform is likely to entail, especially given that President Biden appears to have doubled down on global counterterrorism efforts in recent public remarks. Scott R. Anderson sat down with two leading experts in war powers: Professor Oona Hathaway of Yale Law School and Professor Matt Waxman of Columbia Law School. They discussed where the impetus for reform comes from, what AUMF reforms may be on the table and what recent events mean for the future of reform efforts.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Democracy Paradox
Karen Greenberg on the War on Terror, Donald Trump, and American Democracy

Democracy Paradox

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 44:49


It was an era in which lawmakers and office holders learned that imprecision could actually work to their benefit to allow them to do what they wanted to because there was unclear codification in the law. And so yes, everybody talks about, we have to revise this law or get rid of this law or replace this law. But I want to say, it's not about that. It's about what constitutes a legitimately written, voted upon law. And I think that's something we still haven't countered since 9/11.Karen GreenbergA full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com or a brief primer on the War on Terror here.Karen Greenberg is the director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, a fellow at New America, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her new book is Subtle Tools: The Dismantling of American Democracy from the War on Terror to Donald Trump.Key Highlights IncludeThe origin of the AUMF and the Department of Homeland SecurityKaren Greenberg describes the subtle toolsThe link between the War on Terror and President TrumpHow will history view the 2020 electionIs the United States an illiberal democracy?Key LinksSubtle Tools: The Dismantling of American Democracy from the War on Terror to Donald Trump by Karen GreenbergVital Interests Podcast with Karen GreenbergFollow Karen Greenberg on Twitter @KarenGreenberg3Related ContentCharles Kupchan on America's Tradition of IsolationismCan America Preserve Democracy without Retreating from it? Robert C. Lieberman on the Four ThreatsMore from the PodcastMore InformationDemocracy GroupApes of the State created all MusicEmail the show at jkempf@democracyparadox.comFollow on Twitter @DemParadoxFollow on Instagram @democracyparadoxpodcast100 Books on Democracy

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
'BradCast' 8/17/2021 (Avoiding the Memory Hole on Afghanistan, climate; Serious election security breach in CO)

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 58:45


The National Security Law Podcast
Episode 207: Pearls Are In the Eye of the Beholder

The National Security Law Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 75:35


It's been a long summer break for the podcast, but we're back! Tune in today as Professors Chesney and Vladeck discuss and debate: AUMF reform prospects (2001 AUMF in particular) Ongoing uncertainty as to the fate of the Presidential Policy Guidance re use of lethal force outside areas of active hostilities Litigation exploring whether a unanimous panel should be required in courts-martial A semi-deep dive into Jacobson, the 1905 Supreme Court case that upheld a local mandatory vaccination order (targeting smallpox) in the face of what we would today describe as a substantive due process fundamental rights/liberty claim. How about that CDC rent-moratorium extension? And, yes, we lament the apparent collapse of the Mets, while also recommending some good books and podcasts!

The Burn Bag Podcast
What in the World?: COVID, Geopolitics at the Olympics, and the Looming Fall of Afghanistan (08/07/21)

The Burn Bag Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 22:06


In this week's episode, A'ndre begins by detailing his on-the-ground experience in Sri Lanka which is at the forefront of China's vaccine diplomacy. The conversation then moves to the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and the U.S. Senate's bill to repeal the AUMF. A'ndre and Ryan then talk about the Olympics, where a Belarusian athlete who has sought refuge in Poland after the regime ordered her home. 

KPFA - UpFront
Iraq AUMF repeal gains momentum; Vaccine passports, will they work?; Mass tree die off in East Bay parks; Plus where is that rent relief money?

KPFA - UpFront

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 29:03


The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
COI #139: Congress Let the President Steal War Powers, Can It Take Them Back?

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 48:00


On COI #139, Kyle breaks down a new bill that would repeal the War Powers Act and replace it with a new law that seeks to give Congress back more control over foreign policy. The proposed law fixes several critical problems with the War Powers Act and repeals the 2001 AUMF without replacing it. The bill gives Congress more control over weapon sales and national emergency declarations. However, it falls short of stripping the president of the power to start a war. One president after the next has torn the Constitution to shreds, assuming more and more unilateral power to declare war. Nearly every president violated the most crucial article of the Constitution. Congress often gave nods of approval to the usurpations of power. For any law to limit executive war power, it requires Congress to stand up and impeach rogue presidents. Odysee Rumble Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook  Twitter  MeWe Apple Podcast  Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD

Conflicts of Interest
Congress Let the President Steal War Powers, Can It Take Them Back?

Conflicts of Interest

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 48:00


On COI #139, Kyle breaks down a new bill that would repeal the War Powers Act and replace it with a new law that seeks to give Congress back more control over foreign policy. The proposed law fixes several critical problems with the War Powers Act and repeals the 2001 AUMF without replacing it. The bill gives Congress more control over weapon sales and national emergency declarations. However, it falls short of stripping the president of the power to start a war. One president after the next has torn the Constitution to shreds, assuming more and more unilateral power to declare war. Nearly every president violated the most crucial article of the Constitution. Congress often gave nods of approval to the usurpations of power. For any law to limit executive war power, it requires Congress to stand up and impeach rogue presidents. Odysee Rumble Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook  Twitter  MeWe Apple Podcast  Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD

Defense & Aerospace Report
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Jul 16 '21]

Defense & Aerospace Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 51:22


On this Washington Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are Bob Hale, former Pentagon comptroller, Dr. Scott Harold, senior political scientist at the Rand Corporation think tank, Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International, Jim Townsend, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO who is now with the Center for a New American Security and Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners.  Topics: — Update on appropriations marks and plan for floor passage, AUMF repeals, security supplemental, infrastructure and $3.5 trillion democratic spending plan — Key defense appropriations takeaways — Outlook for key Biden administration defense nominations in the wake of decision by Mike Brown to withdraw as the nominee to become the Pentagon's next under secretary for acquisition and sustainment — How Washington must respond to Moscow after record wave of ransomware attacks and Russia's harassment of allied naval vessels in the Black Sea and Mediterranean despite Biden-Putin meeting last month — The signal an inadequate response to Russia will send to China — What's next as a triumphal and belligerent Xi Jinping celebrates the Chinese Communist Party's 100th anniversary — News reports of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley's concerns about a coup in the waning days of Donald Trump's presidency and how allies and adversaries will interpret discord in Washington

Pastor Greg Young
David Shestokas SCOTUS AUMF CRT Unconstitutional 062321

Pastor Greg Young

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 25:01


Public Theologians
Colleen Shaddox and Joanne Samuel Goldblum - Broke in America

Public Theologians

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 50:18


Joanne Samuel Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox, the authors of Broke in America (Ben Bella Books, 2021), join Casey for a discussion on their work, the state of poverty in America and the fact that poverty is a policy choice. We get into such topics as privatization of basic human needs, school zoning and whether the Biden administration is doing anything notable to combat poverty on a national scale. Both authors share how they came to this work as well as the faith traditions (Jewish and Catholic) that brought them to care for the poor in a material way. We also discuss what it truly means to be on the side of the poor and marginalized (hint: it has much more to do with material restructuring than it does performative gesticulations or interpersonal anti-racist measures) and the fact that Barbara Lee is the real deal (for just one proof of this fact, watch this video right after 9/11, when she stands alone in the House of Representatives - not even Bernie got this one right - and defends her sole vote against Bush's AUMF)! Order Broke in America here ***Like the show? Rate and review us on Apple Podcasts!!!*** Promo Music by Orbach https://orbach.bandcamp.com/album/orbach Theme Music by Small Fish: https://soundcloud.com/small-fish Support the show: patreon.com/caseyhobbs Follow Casey's work: https://caseyhobbs.com/ https://twitter.com/caseyhobbs Joanne Goldblum is CEO and founder of the National Diaper Bank Network, encompassing more than 200 member organizations that provide diapers and other basic needs to families across America. In 2018, she founded the Alliance for Period Supplies, which provides free hygiene products to the one in four people for whom menstruation means difficulty attending school and work. Joanne has spent her career working with and advocating for families in poverty. She has written op-eds for The Washington Post, US News & World Report, and HuffPost. She has been an ABC Person of the Week and the subject of profiles by CNN, People, and many other outlets. Joanne is an inspiring and in-demand speaker. In 2007 she was chosen as one of 10 Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leaders on the basis of her work to found the New Haven Diaper Bank. Colleen Shaddox is a print and radio journalist and activist. Her publication credits include The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, America, and many more. She left daily newspapers when an editor reprimanded her for “writing too many stories about poor people” and went to work in a soup kitchen. She has had one foot in journalism and one in non-profits ever since. In states throughout the country, Colleen has worked on winning campaigns to get kids out of adult prisons, to end juvenile life without parole and to limit shackling in juvenile courts. She is a frequently anthologized fiction writer. Her award-winning play, The Shakespeares, and other dramatic works have been performed around the country. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/publictheologians/support

The Daily Punch
July 9, 2021

The Daily Punch

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 11:22


Scoop: Capitol Police could run out of money as soon as August, the Senate is looking to repeal another AUMF and the Punch Power Matrix revealed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Lawfare Podcast
Lawfare Archive: Al-Shabaab Under the AUMF

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 45:45


From December 3, 2016: Earlier this week, the New York Times published a story by Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt, and Mark Mazzetti informing us that the Obama administration had changed its interpretation of the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force to more broadly cover the use of force against al-Shabaab, expanding its previous reading of the AUMF as only authorizing force against members of al-Shabaab individually linked to al-Qaeda. Bobby noted the story on Lawfare and provided a few comments. While the news has been somewhat drowned out amidst the hubbub of the presidential transition, the significance of this change in legal interpretation shouldn't be lost—so we brought Bobby and Charlie Savage on the podcast to talk with Benjamin Wittes about where this change came from and what it might mean. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Radio Free New York
More unauthorized wars, government kidnapping in Alabama

Radio Free New York

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 46:08


There is an AUMF from 1957. It's just now getting repealed. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afreesolution/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afreesolution/support

None Taken
E 72 The Real AUMF

None Taken

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 109:51


What does actively gay mean? Did China screw up? Election coverage of NYC... and Iran. We talk in depth about the house repealing the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force, and the recent controversial Supreme Court decisions. But first, we'll recap the weekend of listener hangouts and puppy pick ups. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/None_Taken /support

Reason Podcast
Did Prohibition Teach Us Nothing?

Reason Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 57:38


Plus, what to keep in mind through the AUMF repeal.

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
COI#125: Repealing the 2002 Iraq War Authority Won't End the War on Terror

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 36:24


On COI #125, Kyle and Will explain recent efforts in Congress to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), which gave legal authority for the US invasion of Iraq. Kyle argues that while the 2002 authorization has been invoked a few times since the invasion, it's really the 2001 AUMF that's allowed the War on Terror to continue. Far less attention has been paid to the broader 2001 authorities, however. Israel briefly renewed airstrikes on the Gaza Strip last week, after Palestinians sent incendiary balloons into Israeli cities. The exchange followed clashes that sparked during a controversial 'Flag March' through Jerusalem, arranged by Israeli nationalist groups last week. The two sides are now attempting to deescalate, as a new coalition government in Israel cuts its teeth on its first bout of conflict with the blockaded Palestinian enclave. General Mark Milley, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, made uncharacteristically reasonable comments about China and Taiwan during a recent congressional hearing. Despite near-constant warnings about an imminent Chinese invasion from lawmakers and military officials, Milley downplayed those concerns, questioning whether Beijing has any intention or interest in taking over the island. Odysee Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Subscribe Star – Conflicts of Interest  YouTube – Conflicts of Interest Facebook – Conflicts of Interest Twitter – Conflicts of Interest Apple Podcast – Conflicts of Interest Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD

Conflicts of Interest
Repealing the 2002 Iraq War Authority Won't End the War on Terror

Conflicts of Interest

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 36:25


On COI #125, Kyle and Will explain recent efforts in Congress to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), which gave legal authority for the US invasion of Iraq. Kyle argues that while the 2002 authorization has been invoked a few times since the invasion, it's really the 2001 AUMF that's allowed the War on Terror to continue. Far less attention has been paid to the broader 2001 authorities, however.    Israel briefly renewed airstrikes on the Gaza Strip last week, after Palestinians sent incendiary balloons into Israeli cities. The exchange followed clashes that sparked during a controversial 'Flag March' through Jerusalem, arranged by Israeli nationalist groups last week. The two sides are now attempting to deescalate, as a new coalition government in Israel cuts its teeth on its first bout of conflict with the blockaded Palestinian enclave. General Mark Milley, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, made uncharacteristically reasonable comments about China and Taiwan during a recent congressional hearing. Despite near-constant warnings about an imminent Chinese invasion from lawmakers and military officials, Milley downplayed those concerns, questioning whether Beijing has any intention or interest in taking over the island.  Odysee Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Subscribe Star – Conflicts of Interest  YouTube – Conflicts of Interest Facebook – Conflicts of Interest Twitter – Conflicts of Interest Apple Podcast – Conflicts of Interest Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2613 - Manchin's Quid No Quo & the Limits of Racial Democracy w/ Alex Pareene & This Is Revolution

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 156:05


Sam and Emma host Alex Pareene, staff writer at the New Republic, to discuss the week's top stories including Biden's first foreign policy trip to the G7, Manchin's voting rights bill, and the endless revolving infrastructure negotiations.  Alex, Emma, and Sam start with the Manchin leak, in which he requests some quid pro quo help from his favorite billionaires, and look into Roy Blunt's response to the call out and McConnell's role in inspiring Manchin's bipartisan fetish, before they touch on Manchin finally acknowledging that the 60-vote filibuster threshold was, indeed, not ordained by God, and ponder the question of where the leak came from. They also touch on the ancient neoliberal contradiction of public-private partnerships, and the important role Bernie Sanders is taking on in the infrastructure negotiations. Sam and Emma round out the first half by discussing MSNBC's refusal to voluntarily recognize the recently announced union and contextualize it within a greater movement of media unions, and then take a look at Tucker Carlson's masterful attempt to both back away from and further circulate his claim regarding FBI informants on Jan 6th. Then Jason Myles and Pascal Robert of This is Revolution join to discuss the paradox of the new Juneteenth holiday, the limits of racial democracy in the face of wealth inequality, Biden's black trauma gravy train, the black voting bloc superstructure and patronage network, and more. And in the Freebie Friday Fun Half: Louie Gohmert wants answers on FBI involvement in January 6 but no investigation or commission, Barbara Lee and Ilhan Omar speak about ending the 200 AUMF, Roy Blunt's dialectical determinism, plus your IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at http://www.sunsetlakecbd.com. And now Sunset Lake CBD has donated $2500 to the Nurses strike fund, and we encourage MR listeners to help if they can. Here's a link to where folks can donate: https://forms.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Future Hindsight: Join host Mila Atmos this week as she talks with Alec Karakatsanis, founder of the non-profit Civil Rights Corps and author of Unusual Cruelty: the Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Justice System.  Available wherever you get your podcasts or at futurehindsight.com With Freshly, your meals arrive cooked and fresh every week, so you can keep your fridge stocked and skip the trip to the store. Ordering is easy - visit freshly.com and choose from over 30 meals like Steak Peppercorn, Sausage Baked Penne, or their Chicken Pesto Bowl. Right now, Freshly is offering our listeners $40 off your first two orders when you go to freshly.com/MAJORITY. With HelloFresh, you get fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering seasonal recipes delivered right to your door. Go to HelloFresh.com/majority12 and use code majority12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping. Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt's podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn

Beau of The Fifth Column
Let's talk about repealing the AUMF....

Beau of The Fifth Column

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 4:50


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Loving Liberty Radio Network
The Bryan Hyde Show 6-18-2021

Loving Liberty Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 42:24


The political class has really pushed the "insurrection" narrative since Jan 6. Now new information, in form of audio recordings, has emerged which shows the FBI may have had a hand in organizing what happened at the Capitol. You don't have to be a Trump supporter to recognize how dangerous this kind of deception can become. Tucker Carlson has 3 questions about the January 6 Capitol Riot for which we're not getting straight answers. The 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force which was passed following 9/11 has been used to justify endless interventionism throughout the world. Fiona Harrigan points out that recent talk of repealing the AUMF still doesn't effectively end our government's forever wars. Have you ever changed your mind about anything? Let's hope that the answer is a resounding "Yes!" Part of the process of growing and progressing means that we have to adapt to new truth as we discover it. Frank Shostak has an excellent article about how just because folks change their minds, it doesn't mean they're irrational or merely flip-floppers. We're fast approaching Independence Day when we celebrate what the Founding generation referred to as "self-evident" truths about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Kent McManigal has some highly relevant thoughts on the matter. www.thebryanhydeshow.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/loving-liberty/support

The Bryan Hyde Show
The Bryan Hyde Show 6-18-2021

The Bryan Hyde Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 42:24


The political class has really pushed the "insurrection" narrative since Jan 6. Now new information, in form of audio recordings, has emerged which shows the FBI may have had a hand in organizing what happened at the Capitol. You don't have to be a Trump supporter to recognize how dangerous this kind of deception can become. Tucker Carlson has 3 questions about the January 6 Capitol Riot for which we're not getting straight answers.  The 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force which was passed following 9/11 has been used to justify endless interventionism throughout the world. Fiona Harrigan points out that recent talk of repealing the AUMF still doesn't effectively end our government's forever wars. Have you ever changed your mind about anything? Let's hope that the answer is a resounding "Yes!" Part of the process of growing and progressing means that we have to adapt to new truth as we discover it. Frank Shostak has an excellent article about how just because folks change their minds, it doesn't mean they're irrational or merely flip-floppers. We're fast approaching Independence Day when we celebrate what the Founding generation referred to as "self-evident" truths about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Kent McManigal has some highly relevant thoughts on the matter. Sponsors:  Monticello College Pure Light HSL Ammo Subscribe to the podcast  Support this program by becoming a Patron 

The Shaun Thompson Show
June 17, 2021

The Shaun Thompson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 68:15


SCOTUS upholds Obamacare! Then, Anthony Marcum, Resident Fellow at R-Street, joins Shaun on the separation of powers and if Congress will ever repeal the AUMF! Plus, Illinois' governor, J.B. Pritzker bribes Illinois residents with cash to get the COVID vaccine. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Critical Hour
Biden and Putin say Talks Went Well; Senate to Vote on AUMF; Russia and China Work on Space Program

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 116:07


Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and co-founder for Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Peace, joins us to discuss the Biden-Putin summit. President Putin hailed the summit as a success and advised that the two nations will be sending their respective ambassadors back to service. Also, in his latest antiwar.com article, Ray Mcgovern argues that the summit accomplished baby steps but was overall blah and uneventful.Daniel Lazare, investigative journalist and author of The Velvet Coup, joins us to discuss the Senate's possible upcoming vote on the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has expressed his support for repealing the 2002 AUMF, and says that he expects to be in a position to call for a vote soon. The call to re-examine the AUMF began in February when President Biden opened his foreign policy agenda by illegally bombing Syria.Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to discuss President Biden's comments about election interference. In his post-summit press conference, President Biden stated, "How would it be if the United States were viewed by the rest of the world as interfering with the elections directly of other countries, and everybody knew it?" Our guest discusses the plausibility of that statement and reviews the history of US interventions in elections and regime change.Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, joins us to discuss the strategic partnership between Russia and China. Dmitry Rogozin, the CEO of Russia's Roscosmos corporation, advised that Russia has worked with China on their space program. Rogozin stated that "China is implementing its space program with Russia's support." Also, China and Russia have announced that they are working together on a lunar station and they are welcoming international partners.Ted Rall, political cartoonist and syndicated columnist, joins us to discuss the reaction of former presidents to the Geneva summit. Hillary Clinton has returned to the media claiming that President Biden is cleaning up President Trump's mess regarding Russia. Meanwhile, President Trump is taking a page from the Democrat's book by criticizing President Biden for not being tough enough on Russia. Scott Ritter, former UN weapon Inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss China. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has directed the military to "bolster deterrence" against China. Also, a recent poll shows that white Americans are more likely to support war with China than people of color.Jim Kavanaugh, joins us to discuss Julian Assange. Trevor Timm, the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, has penned an article on Consortium News in which he discusses the attempt by the Biden administration to criminalize news gathering in the case against Julian Assange. Also, Boris Johnson has been railing about the free media while he supports the persecution of Assange. Dan Kovalik, writer, author,and lawyer, joins us to discuss South American politics. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), the chair of the powerful House Rules Committee, has sent a letter to President Biden requesting that he end the deadly sanctions on Venezuela. Also, observers argue that the landmark victory of Pedro Castillo in Peru will usher in a new era ending years of neoliberal rule by con-artists and robber barons.

KPFA - The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays
Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act; House repeals 2002 AUMF that approved military action in Iraq 19 years ago; California regulators end most mask wearing and social distancing work requirements

KPFA - The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 59:58


Cleanup on Aisle 45 with AG and Andrew Torrez
Episode 22 - Hits From the Bench (feat. Adam Klasfeld)

Cleanup on Aisle 45 with AG and Andrew Torrez

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 72:20


This week: we dive deeper into Judge Amy Berman Jackson's response to DoJ's motion to stay in the CREW/Barr Memo case; Kleinhendler tees up some pretty weak arguments in front of US District Court Judge Valerie E. Caproni and she walloped them; Biden announces his support for repealing the 2002 AUMF; Horowitz has been tapped to investigate the 2018 subpoena issued to Apple demanding information for phone numbers and email accounts - some of which belong to high profile Democrats like Swalwell and Schiff; plus we say “goodbye” to Trump holdover at DoJ John Demers who totally had nothing to do with that subpoena; “wish we never knew ya” to V.O.I.C.E.; and a hearty “hello” to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson who was confirmed, 53-44, to the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Follow our guest on Twitter: Adam Klasfeld -Host of the Objections podcast; Senior Reporter & Editor at Law & Crime https://twitter.com/KlasfeldReports Follow your hosts on Twitter: https://twitter.com/allisongill https://twitter.com/patorrezlaw https://twitter.com/aisle45pod Want to support this podcast and get it ad-free and early? Go to: https://www.patreon.com/aisle45pod Check out the show's sponsors: Go to http://SteadyMD.com/CLEANUP to take the FREE quiz and see which doctor is a perfect fit for you.  Go to http://MunkPack.com and select ANY product, then enter the code CLEANUP at checkout to save 20% off your purchase. Munk Pack: Delicious, nutritious food you can count on.  Find all of the podcasts in MSW Media Network at http://MSWMedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

AM Quickie
June 15, 2021: McConnell Promises to Keep Being Awful; Biden Wants to Kill 2002 AUMF; Texas Braces for Second Power Crisis

AM Quickie

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 6:56


Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that he wouldn't even consider letting Biden seat a new Supreme Court Justice if the GOP takes back the Senate in 2022. Meanwhile, the Biden Administration said that it supports a new resolution to end the 2002 Authorization of Use of Military force. And lastly, Texas may be headed for another major power crisis as the state's fragile power grid expects record use in June. THESE ARE THE STORIES YOU NEED TO KNOW: Mitch McConnell has thrown down the gauntlet, and the Democrats are, well, sort of just standing there looking at it. In an interview on conservative talk radio, McConnell said that if Republicans take back the Senate, he would block any prospective Supreme Court nominee that Biden sent him. This is not exactly a surprise. McConnell pretended that his resistance to a new nominee would be from his typical election year nonsense, saying that he'd block a nominee in 2024 just like he did in 2016 at the end of the Obama years. But we all know what the score is. McConnell's life's work is the judiciary and he's done a very good job of securing it for the business-friendly, person-hostile policies of conservatives for generations to come. But what it does indicate is just how futile any Democratic expectations of bipartisanship have become. It also means that the party has to be looking for 82-year-old Stephen Breyer to retire while there's still a chance of getting a liberal replacement confirmed. There's a permanent solution to all this, of course: packing the court. But McConnell knows that Democrats and liberal justices on the bench already don't really have the guts. He said this about Justice Breyer, quote: “I do want to give him a shout-out, though, because he joined what Justice Ginsburg said in 2019 that nine is the right number for the Supreme Court. And I admire him for that. I think even the liberal justices on the Supreme Court have made it clear that court packing is a terrible idea.” Glad everyone's on the same page! Biden Wants to Kill 2002 AUMF The Biden Administration made a huge announcement on Monday: it formally supports a push by Rep. Barbara Lee to end the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force. The 2002 AUMF, as it's called, is the legal document we used to justify invading Iraq. In the years since, it's been trotted out as evidence that the U.S. can legally engage in all kinds of military activities in the country. It's a disgrace that it was ever passed, of course, but it's an even bigger disgrace that it hasn't been repealed yet, so the fact that it may finally get tossed is a good thing. However, it doesn't mean a whole lot as far as U.S. wars overseas go. The Biden Administration's statement itself notes that quote: “the United States has no ongoing military activities that rely solely on the 2002 AUMF as a domestic legal basis, and repeal of the 2002 AUMF would likely have minimal impact on current military operations.” In other words, all of our bombing and killing overseas is going to be just fine. That's because the 2002 order isn't the only AUMF -- there was another one in 2001 after 9/11 that's even more broad. And in recent years, presidents haven't even needed the AUMF's to do what they want -- they've been able to pursue narrower military actions at their own discretion thanks to the steady increase in executive power since Bush was elected. Biden's statement notes that the administration wants to work with Congress to replace these so-called outdated orders, but it's pretty clear that its ability to wage war isn't going to be affected all that much. Texas Braces for Second Power Crisis Another power crisis is shaping up in Texas, this time due to the massive summer heatwave rolling through the state. ERCOT, the state's energy grid operator, asked customers on Monday to conserve as much energy as possible through, as many of its generators were down for repairs. On top of that, ERCOT estimated that June could see record-breaking demand for power. This is a very similar situation to the disastrous, deadly outages in Texas this winter, when millions went without power during a brutal cold snap. Now, ERCOT's customers are once again facing the prospect of blackouts, this time as temperatures spike to over 90 degrees in much of the state. ERCOT is asking Texans to Set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, turn off lights, and avoid using large appliances until the end of the week. Those steps might help, but it's not really the everyday consumer's job to fix Texas's hugely unstable energy grid. Austin's local NPR affiliate reports that experts have warned power problems like this will keep happening unless the state moves away from coal and gas generators and overhauls its wildly deregulated system. Until then, the government is basically forcing regular Texans to bear the heat. AND NOW FOR SOME QUICKER QUICKIES: Meanwhile, a driver plowed into protesters in Minneapolis late on Sunday night, killing one and injuring several others, in a similar attack to the ones that menaced protests last summer. The crowd was protesting the death of Winston Boogie Smith Jr., a 33-year-old Black man, who was killed by U.S. Marshalls on June 3. President Biden gave his first speech to NATO on Monday. The key issues looming over the Cold War era alliance are Ukraine's possible entry into the group, especially ahead of Biden's upcoming summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin. In his speech, Biden stressed that he wasn't looking for a confrontation with Putin. We'll see how that goes! Reality Winner is out of prison! The former intelligence contractor who was prosecuted for leaking state secrets to the Intercept was released to a halfway house on Monday, her lawyer announced. A Washington Post analysis found that coronavirus infections are dropping where most people have been vaccinated, and rising where they are not. That may seem obvious, but it underscores just how far some states and communities have to go to keep their constituents safe. AM QUICKIE - JUNE 15, 2021 HOSTS - Sam Seder & Lucie Steiner WRITER - Jack Crosbie PRODUCER - Dorsey Shaw EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Brendan Finn

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
COI #113: A ‘Ceasefire’ Has Been Reached, But the Israeli Occupation Continues

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 42:24


On COI #113, Kyle and Will cover the ceasefire deal reached between the Israeli government and armed groups in Gaza. The agreement has held over several days and appears to have brought the eruption of violence to an end. All said and done, at least 248 Palestinians and 12 Israelis were killed throughout 11 days of fighting, which flattened residential areas across Gaza and saw thousands of rockets fired into Israeli cities. Under tight blockade, Gaza now returns to its status as the world's largest open-air prison as Tel Aviv continues to expand Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank. US lawmakers have introduced a series of bills looking to repeal several Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMFs) still on the books, including those passed in 1957, 1991 and 2002. While a promising development, the much more open-ended 2001 AUMF – which has been invoked for Terror War military action in at least 14 countries – has been left out of the recent push to rescind the authorizations. Yemen's Houthis have maintained their offensive into Marib province, the last major piece of territory in the country's north controlled by the Saudi-backed government. Though fighting has reached a stalemate, the Biden administration continues to place all blame on the Houthis for the ongoing violence, ignoring their pleas to end their support for a Saudi blockade on Yemen's ports. LBRY Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Subscribe Star – Conflicts of Interest  YouTube – Conflicts of Interest Facebook – Conflicts of Interest Twitter – Conflicts of Interest Apple Podcast – Conflicts of Interest Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD

Conflicts of Interest
A 'Ceasefire' Has Been Reached, But the Israeli Occupation Continues

Conflicts of Interest

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 42:24


On COI #113, Kyle and Will cover the ceasefire deal reached between the Israeli government and armed groups in Gaza. The agreement has held over several days and appears to have brought the eruption of violence to an end. All said and done, at least 248 Palestinians and 12 Israelis were killed throughout 11 days of fighting, which flattened residential areas across Gaza and saw thousands of rockets fired into Israeli cities. Under tight blockade, Gaza now returns to its status as the world's largest open-air prison as Tel Aviv continues to expand Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank. US lawmakers have introduced a series of bills looking to repeal several Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMFs) still on the books, including those passed in 1957, 1991 and 2002. While a promising development, the much more open-ended 2001 AUMF – which has been invoked for Terror War military action in at least 14 countries – has been left out of the recent push to rescind the authorizations. Yemen's Houthis have maintained their offensive into Marib province, the last major piece of territory in the country's north controlled by the Saudi-backed government. Though fighting has reached a stalemate, the Biden administration continues to place all blame on the Houthis for the ongoing violence, ignoring their pleas to end their support for a Saudi blockade on Yemen's ports. LBRY Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Subscribe Star – Conflicts of Interest  YouTube – Conflicts of Interest Facebook – Conflicts of Interest Twitter – Conflicts of Interest Apple Podcast – Conflicts of Interest Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD

Heritage Events Podcast
It’s Time to Repeal the Iraq War Authorizations

Heritage Events Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 63:00


Congress passed Authorizations for the Use of Military Force in Iraq in both 1991 and 2002, and both AUMFs remain in force. However, the object and purpose of those war powers has long been accomplished.Repealing these war authorizations is key matter of congressional “hygiene” and gets the Congress back in the business of exercising its responsibilities under Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 of the Constitution.Rolling back these vestigial war powers also would not affect the 2001 AUMF passed after 9/11, which is the primary tool used to fight al-Qaeda, the Taliban, ISIS, and others like them. Join us for a moderated discussion with Senators Tim Kaine and Todd Young, who have crafted bi-partisan legislation to finally repeal the 1991 and 2002 Iraq AUMFs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
5/7/21 Heather Brandon-Smith on the Effort to Repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 33:10


Scott talks to Heather Brandon-Smith of the Friends Committee on National Legislation about the effort to repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force. Although the 2002 AUMF has been less widely cited as grounds for America's ever-expanding wars in the Middle East than the 2001 version (which authorized the war in Afghanistan), it has been used to justify the war against ISIS in Iraq and the Trump administration's assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, among other operations. Brandon-Smith is hopeful that the Biden administration is serious about rolling back some aspects of the war on terrorism, and she and her colleagues at FCNL are working to push the anti-war momentum in the right direction. Discussed on the show: "The 2002 Iraq AUMF: What It Is and Why Congress Should Repeal It" (Friends Committee On National Legislation) "With 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Nearing, Biden Team Debates How to End War on Terror" (Foreign Policy) Heather Brandon-Smith is Legislative Director for Militarism and Human Rights at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Prior to joining FCNL, Heather served as the Advocacy Counsel for National Security at Human Rights First. Follow her on Twitter @HBrandonSmith. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Photo IQ; Green Mill Supercritical; Zippix Toothpicks; and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gthJ7xwtjdo

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
5/7/21 Heather Brandon-Smith on the Effort to Repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 33:10


Scott talks to Heather Brandon-Smith of the Friends Committee on National Legislation about the effort to repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force. Although the 2002 AUMF has been less widely cited as grounds for America's ever-expanding wars in the Middle East than the 2001 version (which authorized the war in Afghanistan), it has been used to justify the war against ISIS in Iraq and the Trump administration's assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, among other operations. Brandon-Smith is hopeful that the Biden administration is serious about rolling back some aspects of the war on terrorism, and she and her colleagues at FCNL are working to push the anti-war momentum in the right direction. Discussed on the show: "The 2002 Iraq AUMF: What It Is and Why Congress Should Repeal It" (Friends Committee On National Legislation) "With 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Nearing, Biden Team Debates How to End War on Terror" (Foreign Policy) Heather Brandon-Smith is Legislative Director for Militarism and Human Rights at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Prior to joining FCNL, Heather served as the Advocacy Counsel for National Security at Human Rights First. Follow her on Twitter @HBrandonSmith. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Photo IQ; Green Mill Supercritical; Zippix Toothpicks; and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gthJ7xwtjdo

None of the Above
Episode 2: Proven Right

None of the Above

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 21:57


On September 14th, 2001, Congress passed a 60-word joint resolution granting President George W. Bush nearly unchecked authority to fight a “War on Terror." Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California was the sole vote against that resolution. She warned that the broad authorities granted by its Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) would be abused by the executive branch. Nearly twenty years later, Representative Lee's concerns have tragically been validated, as the war authorizations passed in 2001 and 2002 have been used to justify military action from North Africa to the Philippines, far beyond what the authorities for which the AUMF was intended.    On today’s episode of None Of The Above, Eurasia Group Foundation senior fellow Mark Hannah is joined by Representative Lee to discuss the legacy of these authorizations. They discuss Lee's 20-year fight, and her transformation from a lone voice of dissent to a leader of what is now a bipartisan movement to restore Congressional war authorities. Will the Biden administration follow through on its promise to respect Congress’s constitutional role? And, might the "forever wars" which have been fought across the globe for nearly two decades finally come to an end?   Congresswoman Barbara Lee has represented California's 13th district in the United State House of Representatives since 1998. In Congress she sits on the Budget and Appropriations Committees, and is the chair of the State and Foreign Operations subcommittee. She also serves as the co-chair of the Policy and Steering Committee in Democratic leadership, and led efforts to place limiting executive authority over military forces in the Democratic Party’s platform last year. 

The National Security Law Podcast
Episode 200: 5% of the Way to Episode 4000!

The National Security Law Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 95:10


Thanks so much to everyone who attended (virtually) tonight’s live recording of episode 200!  It was a blast. We covered: The drawdown in Afghanistan and its legal implications (for the AUMF, detention, habeas litigation, the...

From Washington – FOX News Radio
CDC Fears "Impending Doom," Despite Growing Vaccinations

From Washington – FOX News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 53:32


In the past week the U.S. has averaged 3-million coronavirus vaccines a day. Despite the growing optimism about more and more Americans getting vaccinated, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky earlier this week expressed fears of "impending doom" after an uptick of COVID-19 cases. Jared spoke with Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institute of Health regarding his take on the CDC Director's warning and if he shares the same fear. Plus, what he thinks success looks like at the end of the pandemic. On Wednesday, President Joe Biden made formal statements in Pittsburgh about his much-anticipated infrastructure package; the second major piece of legislation out of the Biden White House. Former Transportation Secretary for the Trump Administration, Elaine Chao and President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, Robert J. Puentes, discuss what this bill means for the American people, and how the Biden Administration will hope to get this legislation passed. For weeks, Americans have seen video of the thousands of migrants, many of them children, cramped into facilities at the U.S. Southern Border. Ali Noorani, President and CEO of the National Immigration Forum, speaks to Rachel about the factors contributing to the continued flow of migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border, the conditions immigrants are met with upon arriving in the states and the steps for processing unaccompanied children. Following the 9/11 attacks Congress passed a war authorization law, an AUMF granting then-President George W. Bush authority to target Al-Queda and other terror organizations. The law has been stretched out across four presidential administrations to carry out military operations against terrorism. Now both Republicans and Democrats agree it's now time to revisit the question of war powers. The House Foreign Affairs Committee has started the process to begin the repeal of the AUMF; Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX) is the top Republican on that committee and he talks about why he is in favor of rescinding both AUMFs and updating it to one that meets the threats of today.

The Critical Hour
27 Organizations urge Biden to Halt Reckless Rhetoric with Putin

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 115:36


Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and co-founder of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, joins us to discuss US foreign policy. A number of organizations, many of them left-leaning, are pushing back against President Biden's incendiary rhetoric against Russian President Vladimir Putin. The groups ask Biden to "vigorously pursue nuclear-arms negotiations with the Russian government."Prof. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, joins us to discuss the economy. President Biden has introduced a 2-trillion dollar infrastructure plan that he argues will also reshape the economy. Also, a number of Democrats are pushing for recurring stimulus payments, and others are pushing for tax breaks that overwhelmingly favor the rich.Max Rameau, Haitian-born political theorist and author and organizer with Pan African Community Action, joins us to discuss the crisis in Haiti. A growing number of Americans are questioning Biden's administration regarding their support of Haiti's autocratic strongman Jovenel Moise. Max also updates us on the pro-Haiti protests that are taking place around the US.Brian Mier, co-editor of Brazil Wire and correspondent for TeleSur English, joins us to discuss the crisis in Brazil. Controversial President Jair Bolsonaro has a new crisis on his hands. Alongside one of the worst covid outbreaks in the world, a political crisis is emerging as Bolsonaro sacked his defense minister. Three top military commanders subsequently resigned apparently in protest. Alexander Mercouris, editor-in-chief at theduran.com & host of "The Duran" on Youtube, joins us to discuss the conviction of Craig Murray. In what many free speech activists are calling a miscarriage of justice, a Scottish court has found Craig Murray in contempt of court for articles posted to his website, as well as several tweets. The court is adjourned until May 7th. Mercouris discusses his consortium news article about this important subject.James Carey, editor/co-owner at Geopoliticsalert.com, joins us to discuss Afghanistan. A new article posits that the corporate contracts for Afghanistan are a driving force behind keeping US troops in the war-torn nation. Also, hawkish lawmakers argue that troops should remain in the country to block China from accessing valuable minerals and other raw materials used for major industries.Ted Rall, political cartoonist and syndicated columnist, joins us to discuss President Biden's Iran policy. Two months into his administration, President Biden has done nothing to reenter the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, and his window of opportunity may be quickly closing. Also, the leaders of Russia, Germany, and France have met to discuss a plan for getting Biden to return to President Obama's signature foreign policy achievement. Is Biden unable or unwilling to work with Iran on a basis of mutual benefit?Dr. Emmit Riley, political scientist and assistant professor of Africana Studies at DePauw University, joins us to talk about moves to limit President Biden's war powers. A number of members are looking at the 2001 authorization for the use of military force as a place to start addressing the lopsided power dynamic between the branches of government regarding the waging of military action.

The Lawfare Podcast
War Powers and the Biden Administration

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 63:11


President Joe Biden has conducted military strikes in Syria, has articulated legal theories under which the series of strikes were proper and has temporarily reined in the use of drone strikes. To talk about Biden and war powers, Benjamin Wittes sat down with John Bellinger, who served as the legal adviser at the State Department and the legal adviser for the National Security Council in the Bush administration; Lawfare senior editor Scott Anderson, who worked in the State Department's Office of the Legal Adviser, as well as in the Iraqi embassy; and Rebecca Ingber, who also worked in the State Department's Office of the Legal Adviser and is currently a professor at Cardozo Law School. They talked about how the Biden administration justified the strikes in Syria, the reports it has not yet given on its legal and policy framework for counterterrorism, whether this is the year that AUMF reform might finally happen and which authorizations to use military force might finally see reform.