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March 13, 2015
MYTH: AUMFs never have sunsets. FACT: Ten prior AUMFs (almost a third to the total number of AUMFs) have included sunsets. Recent examples include the 1983 AUMF for Lebanon (18 months)...
March 10, 2015
“Too often, we have failed to enforce international norms when it’s inconvenient to do so. And we have not confronted forcefully enough the intolerance, sectarianism, and hopelessness that feeds...
March 02, 2015
Protecting the persecuted is a core American value. The U.S. asylum system has protected thousands of refugees from returning to places where they would face political, religious, or other...
February 26, 2015
As Congress debates the Obama administration’s proposal for an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) for the administration’s campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (...
February 24, 2015
Download PDF Here This synopsis includes the six most important elements of an authorization for use of military force (AUMF) against ISIL – some of which are already included in the Obama...
February 20, 2015
(Excerpt) The Obama administration has indicated that it is currently drafting proposed legislative text for an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) for administration’s military...
February 10, 2015
The Obama administration has now provided Congress with proposed legislative text for an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) for the administration’s military campaign against the...
January 29, 2015
Download President Barack Obama. “As Americans, we have a profound commitment to justice -- so it makes no sense to spend three million dollars per prisoner to keep open a prison that the world...
January 20, 2015
Download What are the Periodic Review Boards? President Barack Obama created the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) process through Executive Order 13567 on March 7, 2011. Congress...
January 14, 2015
Download The risk of transferring detainees is managed responsibly: over 90 percent of detainees transferred under the Obama Administration are not even suspected of engaging in any...

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