Obama’s illegal war

The bombing campaign in Libya continues into its 72nd day without the consent of the U.S. Congress — breaking the 60-day limit for unilateral presidential war-making. With the Justice Department providing no public explanation for this breach, lawmakers are beginning to take matters into their own hands. This week, the House of Representatives will be ...

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The bombing campaign in Libya continues into its 72nd day without the consent of the U.S. Congress -- breaking the 60-day limit for unilateral presidential war-making. With the Justice Department providing no public explanation for this breach, lawmakers are beginning to take matters into their own hands.

This week, the House of Representatives will be voting on a resolution insisting that President Barack Obama bring the Libya mission to a speedy close. The Senate, for its part, will soon take up a bipartisan measure supporting the war. Meanwhile, with no U.S. domestic debate, NATO has announced it will continue its operations in Libya for another 90 days.

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The bombing campaign in Libya continues into its 72nd day without the consent of the U.S. Congress — breaking the 60-day limit for unilateral presidential war-making. With the Justice Department providing no public explanation for this breach, lawmakers are beginning to take matters into their own hands.

This week, the House of Representatives will be voting on a resolution insisting that President Barack Obama bring the Libya mission to a speedy close. The Senate, for its part, will soon take up a bipartisan measure supporting the war. Meanwhile, with no U.S. domestic debate, NATO has announced it will continue its operations in Libya for another 90 days.

Read more.

 

Bruce Ackerman is professor of law and political science at Yale University.
Oona A. Hathaway is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith professor of international law and director of the Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges.
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