Draft Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF)

Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 11, 2014

Question: What is your reaction to the SFRC’s approval of the text of a draft AUMF?

Answer: We continue to believe the Menendez draft AUMF text provides a reasonable basis for continued discussions. As Secretary Kerry indicated at this week's hearing, the Administration would like to continue to work with members to further refine the language, including how the authorization defines associated forces, the manner in which the sunset of the new authority is handled at the end of three years, and how it addresses ground combat force limitations.