Is Biden Ending Endless War?

A U.S. Army soldier with Third Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, shields himself from the dust as Blackhawk helicopters take off from Salman Pak, south of Baghdad, Iraq, in 2007. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)
It’s in his best interest to push war-making powers back to Congress, where they belong.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE L ast Thursday the House Foreign Affairs Committee advanced a measure that would repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq and the 1991 measure authorizing the same, and another from 1957 — that’s not a typo. The authorization dates back to Dwight Eisenhower’s administration.

The reason to do so is obvious. Our previous two presidents invoked these authorizations as their legal mandate to send the American military on missions that the Congress that passed them never contemplated. President Barack Obama used the post-9/11 2001 AUMF, and the 2002 AUMF, as his mandate for dealing with the Islamic

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