Obama sent the document to members of Congress https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/782228-aumfresolutiontext.html Whereas, on August 21, 2013, tl1e Syrian governnrent carried out a chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria, killing more than 1,000 innocent Syrians ; Whereas these flagrant actions were in violation of international norms and the laws of war ; Whereas the United States and 188 other countries comprising 98 percent of the world's population are parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention, which prohibits the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling or use of chemical weapons; Whereas, in the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003, Congress found that Syria's acquisition of weapons of mass destruction threatens the security of the Middle East and the national security interests of the United States ; Whereas the United Nations Security Council, in Resolution 1540 (2004), affirmed that the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons constitutes a threat to international peace and security ; Whereas, the objective of the United States' use of military force in connection with this authorization should be to deter, disrupt, prevent, and degrade the potential for, future uses of chemical weapons or other weapons of mass destruction; Whereas, the conflict in Syria will only be resolved through a negotiated political settlement, and Congress calls on all parties to the conflict in Syria to participate urgently and constructively in the Geneva process; and Whereas, unified action by the legislative and executive branches will send a clear signal of American resolve . SEC . AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES Authorization. - The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary a11d appropriate in connection with the use of chemical weapons or other weapons of mass destruction in the conflict in the news roundup in order to " (1) prevent or deter the use or proliferation (including the transfer to terrorist groups or other state or non (1) Specific Statutory Autliorizatioiir Consistent with section of the War Powers Resolution, the Congress declares that this section is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization the meaning of section 5 (b) of the Wa1'Powe1's Resolution. (2) Applicability of other Nothing in this joint resolution supersedes any 1'equi1'ement of the War Powers Resolution On Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 9:50 PM, Haim Barak <haim357@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Thank you Al, > > > On Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 8:22 PM, Al Mac Wow <macwheel99@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > >> ** ** >> >> Lawfare on legal issues, international and domestic, regarding >> **US**military action in >> ****Syria****.**** >> >> >> http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/coverage-of-legal-issues-regarding-military-action-in-syria/ >> **** >> >> General background on war powers issues are on >> Lawfare<http://www.lawfareblog.com/>blog’s Wiki >> page<http://www.lawfareblog.com/wiki/the-lawfare-wiki-document-library/war-powers/> >> .**** >> >> Jack Goldsmith, British Bow Out of Syria Intervention, USG Plunging >> Ahead<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/british-bow-out-of-syria-intervention-usg-plunging-ahead/> >> **** >> >> Wells Bennett, UK Parliament Votes Down British Military Action in >> Syria<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/uk-parliament-votes-down-british-military-action-in-syria/> >> **** >> >> Robert Chesney, The War Powers Resolution and Using Force in Syria >> <http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/the-war-powers-resolution-and-using-force-in-syria/> >> **** >> >> Matt Waxman, Intervention to Stop Atrocities: Kosovo as >> Predictive<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/intervention-to-stop-atrocities-kosovo-history-as-predictive/> >> **** >> >> Jack Goldsmith, Akande on the Legality of Humanitarian >> Intervention<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/akande-on-the-legality-of-humanitarian-intervention/> >> **** >> >> John Bellinger III, The UK Legal Position on Humanitarian Intervention in >> Syria: Kosovo >> Redux<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/the-uk-legal-position-on-humanitarian-intervention-in-syria-kosovo-redux/> >> **** >> >> Jack Goldsmith, UK Legal Position on Humanitarian Intervention in >> Syria<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/uk-legal-position-on-humanitarian-intervention-in-syria/> >> **** >> >> Rick Pildes, Creating New International Law “Justifications” for Using >> Military Force Against >> Syria<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/creating-new-international-law-justifications-for-using-military-force-against-syria/> >> **** >> >> Ben Wittes, Vacancies at the >> Top<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/vacancies-at-the-top/> >> **** >> >> Jack Goldsmith, Hathaway and Shapiro on Syria and the U.N. >> Charter<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/hathaway-and-shapiro-on-syria-and-the-u-n-charter/> >> **** >> >> Wells Bennett, Letter From the Speaker of the House to POTUS Regarding >> Legal Justification for Action in >> Syria<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/letter-from-the-speaker-of-the-house-to-potus-regarding-legal-justification-for-action-in-syria/> >> **** >> >> Jack Goldsmith, Why Doesn’t President Obama Seek Congressional Approval >> for >> Syria?<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/why-doesnt-president-obama-seek-congressional-approval-for-syria/> >> **** >> >> Wells Bennett, Two Thoughts on Syria and >> Kosovo<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/two-thoughts-on-syria-and-kosovo/> >> **** >> >> Jack Goldsmith, George Friedman on Obama’s >> Bluff<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/george-friedman-on-obamas-bluff/> >> **** >> >> Jack Goldsmith, Secretary of State Kerry on UNSCRs and >> Legality<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/secretary-of-state-kerry-on-unscrs-and-legality/> >> **** >> >> Jack Goldsmith, General Dempsey on Syria >> Intervention<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/general-dempsey-on-syria-intervention/> >> **** >> >> Rick Pildes, Kosovo, Syria: When it Comes to Military Force, What’s the >> Proper Relationship Between Law and Political >> Judgment?<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/kosovo-syria-when-it-comes-to-military-force-whats-the-proper-relationship-between-law-and-political-judgment/> >> **** >> >> Jack Goldsmith, More on the Impact of Kosovo + >> Syria<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/more-on-the-impact-of-kosovo-syria/> >> **** >> >> Ashley Deeks, The Value of Kosovo as a Non-Legal >> Precedent<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/the-value-of-kosovo-as-a-non-legal-precedent/> >> **** >> >> Jack Goldsmith, How Administration Lawyers Are Probably Thinking About >> the Constitutionality of the Syria Intervention (and a Note on the Domestic >> Political Dangers of >> Intervention)<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/how-administration-lawyers-are-probably-thinking-about-the-constitutionality-of-the-syria-intervention-and-a-note-on-the-domestic-political-dangers-of-intervention/> >> **** >> >> Jack Goldsmith, The Kosovo Precedent for Syria Isn’t Much of a >> Precedent<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/the-kosovo-precedent-for-syria-isnt-much-of-a-precedent/> >> **** >> >> Ashley Deeks, Arming Syrian Rebels: Lethal Assistance and International >> Law<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/05/arming-syrian-rebels-lethal-assistance-and-international-law/> >> **** >> >> Ashley Deeks, Chemical Weapons and Syria: Enough to Justify the Use of >> Force?<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/04/chemical-weapons-in-syria-enough-to-justify-the-use-of-force/> >> **** >> >> ** ** >> >> Al Mac = Alister William Macintyre **** >> >> ** ** >> > > > > -- > > Haim Barak > To Serve and Protect Our Community > In God We Trust > Israel#: 5353... > Email: haim357@xxxxxxxxx > Skype: haim.357 > http://haim357.wordpress.com/ > > > <http://haim357.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/banner.jpg> > > This e-mail is intended only for the named recipient(s) and may contain > information that is privileged, confidential and/or exempt from > disclosure under applicable law. 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