William Blum, a journalist and historian who documented covert actions, was an ally of our work. He recently passed away at the age of 85.
Moments ago the United States Senate voted to discharge the bipartisan Yemen War Powers Resolution. This mean the Senate will debate and vote on the ongoing illegal, unconstitutional military action in Yemen. The resolution brought by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) is an important step for Congress to reclaim its constitutional war powers While today was only a procedural vote, it is historic in nature.
This US military assistance constitutes “hostilities” under the War Powers Act. It is entirely illegal for any president–be it Trump or Obama–to engage in hostilities without Congressional authorization. And isn’t just the War Powers Act, the Constitution also gives Congress the exclusive power to initiate military action.
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DwlJt63quREkHl2LUta6jUMTxMp3QmwE Original document name: Uphold Section 504.pdf Letters & Testimony, USA, 2018