This AUMF has a limited time span--three years--which is far longer than those in Europe (and Canada), which are usually anywhere between six months to two years. Perhaps even more notable--that this AUMF so that there will be no enduring offensive ground operations. Now that is quite the restriction--caveat ahoy! I think that is what Stephen Harper had in mind when he sent CANSOF to Iraq--no enduring ground ops. Instead, he said combat. Whatevs.
|Brian McFadden, NYT|