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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Moderated debate on President Obama's request that Congress authorize the use of military force to degrade and defeat ISIL

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:00pm to Friday, March 13, 2015 - 1:00am
4095 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90232
United States

Last month, President Obama requested that Congress authorize the use of military force to degrade and defeat the terrorist organization ISIL. The President’s proposal would build on the current coalition of more than 60 nations that has conducted more than 2,300 airstrikes to date. The President’s proposal would impose a three-year limit on the use of force and would repeal of the 2002 Iraq use of force authorization, which authorized the 2003 Iraq invasion under President George W. Bush

The President is also proposing ground operations with American troops for rescue operations involving U.S. or coalition personnel, Special Operations missions against ISIL leadership and intelligence collection and assistance to partner forces.

The decision about committing our troops is perhaps the most important one Rep. Bass will make as a member of Congress. Please join her  for a moderated debate where you can share your thoughts and ask questions as Congress begins to debate the President's proposal.

Panelists will be: 

  • Dr. Erroll Southers, Director of Transition and Research Deployment at the Department of Homeland Security National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE)
  • Kal Raustiala – Professor of Law and Director, Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA
  • David Kaye – Clinical Professor of Law, UC Irvine
  • Andrew Liepman – Senior Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation