Kahl gets endorsement from Israel hawks
In an open letter to lawmakers, the groups called the 1991 and 2002 authorizations “obsolete” and keeping them on the books “carries clear risks.” The four groups also called for a repeal of the broader 2001 AUMF that governs myriad worldwide military operations.
“Ultimately, to avoid further concession of its co-equal authority to the executive branch, Congress should repeal the 2001 AUMF and amend the War Powers Resolution,” they wrote. “However, repeal of the 1991 and 2002 AUMFs is a good start. Wars come to an end. So, too, can their legal authorizations.”
The letter was signed by Concerned Veterans for America, Defense Priorities, FreedomWorks and the R Street Institute.