Faculty Member, Political Science at American Public University
For decades, there has been a gray area between the president and Congress: the authorization to deploy American military forces in combat abroad. Looking at the history of this issue may offer insight into a path toward resolution.
Contributor, In Homeland Security
On Feb. 11, President Obama submitted a formal war authorization to Congress to approve military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
Looking one war ahead, America’s next great war could strike simultaneously in the Middle East and the Pacific. Washington will have more of a future enemy in Arab spawned jihadists and supported “mujahedin” in Syria and Iraq than they can imagine at the moment; and Africa. There will also be conflict in the Pacific if unchecked early on.
By William Tucker
It has been several months since the war to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi began in earnest with rebel forces from the east, back by NATO air support, pressing towards Tripoli. Although NATO support began with operations taken under a UN resolution to protect civilians from Gaddafi’s troops, the missions seems to have changed to direct support of the rebels as western nations formally recognized the NTC in Benghazi as the legitimate government of Libya.