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When Can We Go To War and Who Decides?

Few decisions a government can make are more consequential than deciding when the use of force is warranted.  In the US a debate has raged for decades about how much latitude a president should have in making such decisions and what role Congress should play.  Legal contortionism has turned congressional authorizations for the use of force in one circumstance into blank permissions slips still cited by president decades later.  This week, the Congress has begun to reconsider these profoundly important issues and we are joined by experts Steve Pomper, formerly of the Obama NSC, and Oona Hathaway, professor at Yale Law School, as well as regular co-host Ryan Goodman, co-editor of Just Security and professor at NYU Law School for a discussion on what changes are needed and which are possible.  Don’t miss it.

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