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Response to Terrorism: Legal Aspects of the Use of Military Force [September 13, 2001]   [open pdf - 28KB]

From the Summary: "The terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, has precipitated widespread calls for the use of military force in response. Under U.S. and international law a variety of legal considerations attach to such use. This report briefly summarizes several salient aspects with regards to the legal considerations concerning the use of force under U.S. and international law. Legal considerations outlined include (1) acts of war; [...] (2) declaration of war; [...] (3) the President's authority to use military force; [...](4) war powers resolution; [...] and the (5) United Nations charter."

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CRS Report for Congress, RS21009
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2001-09-13
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