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  • Main Title A New Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State: Issues and Current Proposals
  • Series Title 113th Congress
  • Series Title 114th Congress


  • Author: Weed, Matthew C.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Foreign Policy Legislation


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2016-01-15


  • English


  • Content Description: This report focuses on several proposals for a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) specifically targeting the Islamic State made during the 113th and 114th Congresses. It includes a brief review of existing authorities and AUMFs, as well as a discussion of issues related to various provisions included in existing and proposed AUMFs that both authorize and limit presidential use of military force. Appendices provide a comparative analysis of similar provisions in new AUMFs proposed in the 113th and 114th Congresses. This report will be updated to reflect congressional activity.
  • Physical Description: 35 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Terrorism
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Counterterrorism -- U.S.
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: National policy -- U.S.
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Military strategy


  • Place Name: United States
  • Place Name: Iraq
  • Place Name: Syria


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: R43760
  • Accession or Local Control No: R43760_2016Jan15
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc824569