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Old Policies for Current Threats: Why the AUMF Needs Immediate Repair

In just sixty words, the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) resolution gave President Bush authority to use all necessary and appropriate force against the 9/11 attackers. Sixteen years later, those same sixty words continue as a guiding policy to combat terrorism.