Conference: In a democracy, who decides about war?

From the website:

Who decides about war and peace? Congress? The President? The Courts? The People?

What kind of national defense should the U.S. have? What type of military?

"Who Decides About War" will confront essential questions raised by the U.S. invasions and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. These questions are timely, as the process that brought the United States into those wars is widely recognized today as having been flawed at best, dishonest at worst.

This engaging event will bring together activists and academics, public officials and veterans, lawyers and military families. We will use facilitated discussions, panel presentations, and workshops to accomplish two goals. First, to educate ourselves and each other about the issues involved, the state of the law, and alternatives. Second, to develop a statement of common principles leading to a more democratic, comprehensive, and durable national defense policy — one that will honor the Constitution and help keep the United States from entering into unnecessary wars.

October 2-3, 2009 -- Georgetown Law School, Washington D.C.: For more information on the topics to be addressed at this conference, please see our background> and the full schedule.

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