Is The Lack Of ISIS 'War' Authorization A Dangerous Precedent?
President Obama has urged Congress to authorize military strikes against ISIS over and over.By Eugene Daniels | March 22, 2016
"An authorization specifically says we, the Congress, the people's representatives authorize the president to carry out various kinds of military hostilities and to do certain things," DePaul University professor of law Alberto Coll said in a recent sit-down interview with Newsy.
President Obama has urged Congress to authorize military strikes against ISIS, over and over: "I call on this Congress to show the world that we are united in this mission by passing a resolution to authorize the use of force against ISIL. We need that authority," the president said during his 2015 State of the Union address.
"Authorize the use of military force against ISIL. Take a vote," Obama repeated in his 2016 State of the Union. But Congress hasn't even discussed authorization.