What’s next in the congressional debate over war powers

Some Democrats want to pressure the White House to submit a new legal underpinning for counterterrorism operations by repealing the 2001 authorization of military force.

Army Pfc. Garrick Carlton (center) hikes past burning rubbish to man a hilltop observation post with Pfc. Michael Tompkins (left) and Pfc. Austin D'Amica at Combat Outpost Monti in Kunar province, Afghanistan on Sept. 10, 2011.