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Authorization for Use of Military Force: a blank check for war without end

Michael Shank and Matt Shankworth The Guardian
The Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), passed after the attacks of 11 September 2001, and provides the legal cornerstone for the so-called US "war on terror". It allows the US government to wage war at anytime, any place and on anyone deemed a threat to national security – with remarkably little evidence needed.
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