24 November 2020

Matters of war in the new era


With the news that Donald Trump has just sought options to strike nuclear facilities in Iran, we should be reminded that one issue must rank near the top of the agenda for the next session of Congress. It is to restore the role of the legislative branch in the use of American military force abroad. There have been insufficient checks on the president for decades now. This is not a partisan issue. While Trump caused many particular angst, given his impulsive and disruptive decision-making style, [...]