A wider war on terror

posted by
May 11, 2011
The American Prospect
by Adam Serwer  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"A week after the death of Osama bin Laden, Congress is expanding the war on terror. Last week's raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad was made possible by the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF), which empowered the president to bring those involved in the 9/11 attacks to justice. But since then, that authorization has also been used by both the Obama and Bush administrations to justify attacks against suspected targets abroad who were not directly involved in the 9/11 attacks. Legal experts have questioned whether the 2001 AUMF explicitly grants that authority." (05/10/11)


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