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White House: Biden believes US authorizations for military force need updating

  • Published at 10:41 am March 7th, 2021
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US President Joe Biden is seen through a curtain hole while congratulating the NASA JPL Perseverance team on the successful Mars landing, inside the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, US, March 4, 2021 Reuters

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the recent airstrikes in Syria that Biden approved were legal

US President Joe Biden believes that authorizations for the use of military force that have been used to justify US attacks on overseas targets should be re-examined, the White House said on Friday.

Democratic Senator Tim Kaine and Republican Senator Todd Young introduced legislation this week to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq, citing the “strong partnership” between Washington and the government in Baghdad.

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Biden wanted to work with Kaine on the issue.


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“He wants to discuss a narrow and specific framework moving forward. Obviously, it’s outdated,” she told reporters. “That’s the discussion he hopes to have in partnership and with the leadership of Senator Kaine and determine what the approach and framework should be as we look ahead.”

Psaki said that the recent airstrikes in Syria that Biden approved were legal.

“The Syria airstrikes were of course - we had a whole legal process and review. We’re confident in the legal authorities for that strike,” Psaki said.

The US Constitution gives the power to declare war to Congress, not the president.

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