Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

US Senate Debates Yemen War Powers Resolution

March 21, 2018 C-SPAN

During a Senate debate on the Yemen War Powers Resolution on March 20, 2018, lawmakers discussed the extent of U.S. force abroad and Congress's role in making decisions about where the U.S. goes to war. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) cited new Brown University Costs of War project data showing that the U.S. is taking military action against terrorism in 76 countries. "How often," he asked, "has Congress debated whether those military actions were authorized?" 

Costs of War Project cited at 4:07: US Senate Debates Yemen War Powers Resolution - C-SPAN