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Authorization for Use of Military Force

Matt Sledge

Obama Tries To Have It Both Ways On 'Perpetual War' Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Echoing the words of critics like Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), President Barack Obama promised Thursday to revise and ultimately repeal a 2001 military for...

Congress Rethinking 9/11 Law

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is rethinking the broad authority it gave the president to wage a war on terror after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in ...

Iran Leak Reveals Senate Push for Regime Change

Kate Gould | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Kate Gould

The legislation would not only signal U.S. regime change policy to the Iranian government -- it would also signal to the Iranian people as a whole that the U.S. is determined to pursue regime change by making ordinary Iranians suffer.

Time to Renounce the 'War on Terror'

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The "war on terror" is now engaged in various forms of military intervention in an estimated two-dozen countries, killing and maiming uncounted civilians while creating new enemies.

Republican Wants To Overhaul Controversial Law On Presidential Power

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday that Congress should overhaul the 2001 authorization fo...

Endless War: Becoming 'the Evil That We Deplore'

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Beyond the worthy goal of repealing the Authorization for Use of Military Force is a need for Congress to cut off appropriations for the "war on terror." A prerequisite: repudiating the lethal mythology of righteous war unbounded by national borders or conceivable duration.

What to Do after 11 Years of War? How About Occupying Your City Council?!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

While electoral politics tends to suck the oxygen out of the room (and apparently out of many people's brains) in these last few weeks before an election, a number of U.S. citizens committed to ending the wars took to the streets this week.

The American Military Empire Comes Home

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes; believe me, these are ...

Court Order Highlights U.S. Legal Distortions

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

A judge found that a young man from Yemen, seized at the age of 17, has been imprisoned in the United States detention center in Cuba for the past eight years without cause. Sadly, such opinions are now common.

"Model Prisoner" at Guantanamo, Tortured in the "Dark Prison," Loses Habeas Corpus Petition

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Al-Madhwani joins eight other prisoners in a legal netherworld, no longer regarded as "enemy combatants" by the administration, but still detained indefinitely as though they were.

Is Bagram Obama's New Secret Prison?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The Obama administration is following Bush's lead by unilaterally rewriting the Geneva Conventions, presumably to allow it to continue exploiting prisoners of war for their supposed intelligence value.

No Escape From Guantanamo: The Latest Habeas Rulings

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Rulings made by District Court judges in the habeas corpus appeals of prisoners held at Guantánamo seemed to confirm that the courts were uniquely placed to deliver justice to the prisoners.

Bush's Proposed Terror Legacy: A Legal Basis for Perpetual War

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Just when you think that there can be no more outrageous proposals from the current Lame Duck government, and that it's down to a straight race betwee...