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Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists

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Calls Grow for New Authorization for War on Terror

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What is an AUMF?

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U.S. President asks Congress for permission to use military force against IS 오

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U.S. President asks Congress for permission to use military force against IS 오

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Congress may repeal 2001 war authority law

The Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), Pub. L. 107-40, codified at 115 Stat. 224 and passed as S.J.Res. 23 by the United States Congress on September 14, 2001, authorizes the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the attacks on September 11, 2001 and any "associated forces". The authorization granted the President the authority to use all "necessary and appropriate force" against those whom he determined "planned, authorized, committed or aided" the September 11th attacks, or who harbored said persons or groups. The AUMF was signed by President George W. Bush on September 18, 2001. As of December 2016, the Office of the President published a brief interpreting the AUMF as providing Congressional authorization for the use of force against al-Qaeda and other militant groups.
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