Former CIA Director Supports Affirmation of the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force Provision
Washington, D.C.---Former CIA Director and Air Force General Michael Hayden wrote to the Armed Service Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.), offering support and thanks for including an affirmation of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in this year’s defense bill.
Broad Support for Updated Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against al-Qaeda and Affiliated Terrorist Groups
Washington, D.C. (Permalink) - Two major newspaper editorial boards and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution have decried accusations that a provision in the National Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 would expand the war on terrorism.
Yesterday, the Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) spoke before the Heritage Foundation, outlining his vision for a robust defense force meant to meet current and future national security challenges. This vision stands in contrast to the Obama Administration’s proposal to cut $400 billion dollars from the defense budget over the next 12
News of the partnership circulated quickly and below is some of the coverage from today’s announcement:
Chairman McKeon published an op-ed today discussing the Obama Administration’s announced plan to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from the defense budget over a 12 year period. McKeon expressed heavy skepticism and issued a warning about the cuts in the USA