Senate revokes Pentagon (US Department of Defense) mandate in Iraq

  • Time: 2023/03/29 20:33:03
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Senate revokes Pentagon (US Department of Defense) mandate in Iraq


{International: Euphrates News} The U.S. Senate voted to vote Wednesday to rescind a 2002 action that gave the green light to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.

The vote came at a time when Congress is seeking to reaffirm its role in sending troops to fight outside the United States.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is radically opposed to the legislation, saying last week that Congress should not handcise U.S. leaders in the Middle East, stressing that “the mandate is important in Iraq today because it provides powers for U.S. forces there to defend themselves from a variety of pressing real threats.”
The bill will be submitted once it is finally passed to the House, which could also pass it.
Council President Kevin McCarthy told reporters last week that he would support those efforts as long as he remained part of the “delegation of the use of military force” to the war on terror.
Biden has previously declared support for the delemate, while the White House said Biden is committed to working with Congress to ensure that “outly outdated authorizations for the use of military force are replaced with a narrow, specific framework appropriate to ensure we continue to protect Americans from terrorist threats.”
The U.S. Constitution gives Congress the power to declare war, before it gives that power to the president when lawmakers passed endless “eternal war” laws, such as the 2002 Iraq Action, which allows fighting against al-Qaeda and its affiliated groups after the September 11, 2001 attacks.مجلس-الشيوخ-يلغي-تفويض-البنتاغون-وزارة-الدفاع-الأمريكية-في-العراق

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