- Authorization for Use of Military Force: a law enacted in 2001, giving the U.S. president the authority to use military force against those persons or groups connected with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
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But the AUMF does not even mention al Qaeda, let alone its affiliates.Even a Top Democrat Thinks Obama's Legal Case for War Makes No Sense
September 19, 2014
That is ironic politically because just this spring Obama asked Congress to narrow the 2001 AUMF or even consider phasing it out.
Wittes said that he took an expansive view of what would constitute associated forces for the 2001 AUMF.
The AUMF from 2001 is a declaration of war against al Qaeda and its associated forces.
“The statutory issue depends on whether ISIS is covered by the AUMF,” he said.‘Drone Memo’ Doesn’t Apply to America’s New Terror War
June 24, 2014