Congress declared war on September 14, 2001

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March 17, 2013
by Michael S. Rozeff  
Posted in Commentary

"On Sept. 14, 2001, the U.S. Congress in effect declared war when it passed the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) as a joint resolution. The vote was overwhelmingly one-sided. In the House, the vote was 420 Ayes, 1 Nay, and 10 Not Voting. In the Senate, the vote was 98 Ayes, 0 Nays, and 2 Present/Not Voting. Rep. Barbara Lee was the nay vote in the House." [editor's note: Not only was the AUMF not a declaration of war, but it specifically states that it is not a declaration of war -- Section 2 is a reservation under the War Powers Act, which is for actions falling short of a declaration of war - TLK] (03/15/13)  

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