Defense Department Refuses to Tell Senate Which Groups We’re At War With

Washington’s Blog

Senate: Which Groups Are We At War With? Admin: That’s Classified

The Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing today on renewing the Authorization for the Use of Force (AUMF) in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Senators repeatedly asked representatives from the Department of Defense which groups we are at war with.  And the DOD refused to answer.  

As the ACLU’s deputy legal director and director of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy (Jameel Jaffer) tweets:

In response, people tweeted how Orwellian this is:

And noted that normal Americans may not be immune:

4 thoughts on “Defense Department Refuses to Tell Senate Which Groups We’re At War With

  1. Do we need any further proof that this government is broken? How can the differing branches be accountable to the people, when they can’t even be accountable to each other. Not even when that accountability is mandated by law.

  2. The DOD tells the Senate it’s none of your business who we are at war with….and on CNN they report the “lost airplane took a left turn.” The only way Americans will demand to know who we are bombing and who we are at war with, is when that other country drops a few bombs here in the US. THEN ! The people will want to know what the hell is going on.

Join the Conversation

Your email address will not be published.