October 24, 2019 | By Oona A. Hathaway, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Congress Has Abandoned Its War Powers. Here's What to Do About It.

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The US Congress has not approved a use of force since 2002, when it voted to invade Iraq. “Too many members of Congress are all too happy to abdicate their constitutional responsibility and allow the president to go it alone,” explains Oona A. Hathaway, professor of International Law and a counselor to the dean at the Yale Law School. Hathaway, who is also coauthor of The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World, joins Deep Dish to lay out a step-by-step plan for Congress to revive its war powers.

Read Hathaway's "How to Revive Congress's War Powers" here

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