As usual the Aspen Security Forum continues to be an abundant mid-summer source of breaking news. I was not there. Three years running I’ve had to work somewhere hot and steamy while many of my colleagues are cooling off and comparing notes.
According to Josh Gerstein, on Saturday Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, called again for revised Congressional authorities to conduct operations against terrorists.
It’s been over a year since the President proposed the current Authorization for the Use of Military Force be repealed or seriously reformed. (NDU speech)
“The 2001 AUMF has provided us authority to go after terrorist actors and address the threats that they pose that fit within that definition. We are now 13, 14 years on from that and we’re seeing the emergence of other actors,” Monaco said during an appearance at the Aspen Security Forum. “I think there absolutely is a reason to have an authority to enable us to take the fight to these evolving terrorists that we’ve talked about.”
You can watch and hear Ms. Monaco’s complete remarks at: