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Media Outlet: Foreign Policy

Whether you’re on the right or the left, if you care about ensuring the responsible and effective use of U.S. military power, you should focus less on the permissive or restrictive language in any proposed new AUMF, and more on making sure a new AUMF contains tough and specific reporting requirements. Well-crafted reporting requirements can force an ongoing national debate about strategy -- and maybe, just maybe, help us bring the spirit of liberty back into our collective hearts. The rest is just Kabuki theater.


Rosa Brooks is an ASU Future of War senior fellow at New America, working with the International Security program and the ASU Future of War project. She writes about the changing nature of warfare, the changing role of the U.S. military, and need to rethink core assumptions about the laws of war.