Some senators seeking AUMF revisions
The Authorization of Use of Military Force (AUMF) resolution may be tweaked if some senators get their way.
There are a host of revisions desired by liberals, conservatives, and libertarians that, according to Politico, would give both the White House and congressional leadership "heartburn":
Top senators in both parties have begun talks to revise the congressional resolution authorizing the use of military force following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, according to lawmakers and aides involved in the discussions.
Though in its early stages, such a debate could cause serious heartburn for the White House and party leaders seeking to push through any revised use-of-force resolution. A Senate floor fight over replacing the 9/11 resolution could lead to broader political battles on critical areas of President Barack Obama's national security policy, including the war in Afghanistan, the use of armed drone attacks against suspected terrorists, treatment of detainees held in Guantanamo Bay, and the scope of the president's authority as commander-in-chief to combat terrorism worldwide.