Brian Finucane

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A vapor trail in the sky over Kyiv. Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

At the NATO summit this week, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine lamented what he viewed as the failure of the United States and its allies to help establish a “no-fly zone in any way” over his nation. This follows his earlier pleas for a no-fly zone imposed by NATO or the United States soon after Russia began bombarding Ukraine. The Biden administration and NATO leadership as a whole have continued to reject proposals to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine. They are right to do so.

Mr. Zelensky’s disappointment is, however, understandable. In just over a month of war, Ukrainians have suffered tremendously from horrific attacks by Russian missiles, artillery and aircraft.…  Seguir leyendo »

A U.S. F-35 fighter jet flies over the Eifel Mountains near Spangdahlem. The U.S. Armed Forces moved stealth fighter jets to Spangdahlem Air Base a few days ago. The aircraft is considered the most modern stealth fighter aircraft in the world. HARALD TITTEL / DPA / dpa Picture-Alliance via AFP

As Russia’s war against Ukraine grows bloodier and more destructive, and with the expectation of further escalation, there have been calls from current and former officials – including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, members of the U.S. Congress, former North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) commanders and various media figures – for the United States or NATO to establish a no-fly zone to protect Ukraine from Russian air attacks. President Joe Biden and the NATO alliance as a whole have stated clearly that a no-fly zone over Ukraine is not an option. The U.S. government and the NATO foreign ministers have taken this measure off the table because establishing a no-fly zone, as with other forms of direct U.S.…  Seguir leyendo »

As Tess Bridgeman recently noted in Just Security, the Biden administration issued a statement of administration policy (SAP) on June 14th endorsing H.R. 256, a resolution in the House of Representatives that would repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (2002 AUMF).  Readers may recall that the 2002 AUMF provided the domestic legal authority for the 2003 invasion of Iraq and was subsequently invoked by the Obama administration as a source of subsidiary authority for the military campaign against ISIS and by the Trump administration as a statutory basis for the strike on Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in 2020. …  Seguir leyendo »