Repealing the US Authorization for the Use of Military Force

Broadcast on August 18, 2015
With Jim Cason

Shortly after 9/11, Congress handed President Bush legal permission to wage war by passing the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force – or AUMF. This AUMF has been used to justify endless war and has allowed congress to abdicate its constitutional responsibility in legislating wars. Instead, Congress chooses to micromanage peace processes, such as the Iran nuclear negotiations.   Now the president is using 2001 AUMF to justify a new war against ISIS. We are urging Congress to support repeal of the 2001 AUMF in order to close this chapter in American history of endless war.

Jim Cason

Legislative Director for Foreign policy
Jim is responsible for directing the full range of FCNL’s strategic advocacy work. In this capacity, he works with program staff to develop long term change strategies that accomplish our particular legislative goals. He also leads the lobbying of the foreign policy team.