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Re: Team O Seeks New Counterterrorism Authorization

No doubt this is part of the reason, CW. Even so, they really do want to repeal the AUMF, and they think droning people is really neat. I have never understood that, exactly, beyond the obvious fact they’re really, really

Posted in al Qaeda, ISIS, Middle East, Terrorism, War on Terror

Re: Team O Seeks New Counterterrorism Authorization

My dear TMB, this is just Obama using the gridlock to excuse not doing anything about ISIS since it’s come out that he was almost certainly aware of it back in 2012. By declaring the AUMF “outdated,” and expecting the

Posted in al Qaeda, Congress, ISIS, National Defense & Security, Terrorism

Team O Seeks New Counterterrorism Authorization

White House CounterterrorismĀ  Adviser Lisa Monaco, speaking today at the Aspen Security Forum, called for a new authorization for counterterrosism efforts from the Congress. Ms. Monaco called the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force “dated” and said it was

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Posted in al Qaeda, Congress, ISIS, National Defense & Security, Obama Administration, Terrorism

Obama Administration Knew About ISIS As Far Back As 2012

Ya know, I am old enough to remember the Watergate-era question, “what did the President know, and when did he know it?” (I was a little kid at the time, so I didn’t understand the whole context of the question,

Posted in al Qaeda, Foreign Policy, ISIS, Middle East, Terrorism, War on Terror

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