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This Week in War Powers News – January 10, 2020

The content below comes from the newsletter This Week in War Powers News, provided by the Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy.

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Business Insider: Matt Gaetz Supports War-Powers Resolution

Republican congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida came out Thursday in support of a war-powers resolution that would dramatically curtail President Donald Trump’s power to take further military action against Iran. READ MORE.



NPR: Gold Star Families Sue Defense Contractors

More than 100 Gold Star families are suing several major defense contractors, alleging they made illegal “protection payments” to the Taliban—thereby funding the Taliban’s insurgency efforts that killed or wounded thousands of Americans in Afghanistan. READ MORE.



AP: House Approves Measure to Restrain Trump’s Actions on Iran

Reigniting a debate over who has the power to declare war, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. READ MORE.


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