Patrick Ryan Alban

Patrick Ryan Alban is a Rifle Company Commander in a reserve component of the United States Army. He previously served as an active duty infantry officer in the 10th Mountain Division (LI) with operational experience in Afghanistan. Ryan holds a Juris Doctor in International and Comparative Law from Saint Louis University School of Law. The views and opinions of the author expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Department of the Army or the United States Government.

While the sunset provision is highly unlikely to become law, it is a significant development in the debate over a possible AUMF specific to the fight against the Islamic State.