The 60 words in the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force may be the most consequential words to ever pass through Congress, as Michael Shank and Matt Southworth explain in this op-ed published in London's The Guardian. The authorization allows the US government to wage war at any time, any place, and on anyone deemed a threat to national security — with remarkably little evidence needed.
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