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60 Words And A War Without End: The Untold Story Of The Most Dangerous Sentence In U.S. History

60 Words And A War Without End: The Untold Story Of The Most Dangerous Sentence In U.S. History

Buzzfeed

Written in the frenzied, emotional days after 9/11, the «Authorization for the Use of Military Force» was intended to give President Bush the ability to retaliate against whoever orchestrated the attacks. But more than 12 years later, this one broadly-phrased sentence remains the primary legal justification for nearly every covert operation around the world. Buzzfeed has a brilliant longread on how that sentence came to be, the one woman who voted against it and what it’s since come to mean.



Published in Weekly Filet #146 In collection: Best of 2014