We Will Always Be at War Against Everyone

By: Tuesday November 16, 2010 6:01 am

The incoming Chair of the House Armed Services Committee Bud McKeon wants to revisit and expand the 2001 AUMF authorizing our war against al Qaeda.


Within Weeks of 9-11, US, UK Seek to Detain Prisoners as Long as “War” Continued

By: Wednesday September 29, 2010 7:34 am

You see, from the start this war was designed to be our longest war. Because all those Commander-in-Chief powers both Republicans and Democrats have grown to love so much depend on it continuing.

Government Continues Its Fight for Indefinite Detention

By: Friday September 17, 2010 2:15 pm

The government appealed its loss in the habeas petition of Mohamedou Ould Salahi today; Judge James Robertson’s ruling hewed very closely to the terms of the Authorization for Use of Military Force in his decision.

Does Kagan Think the 2001 Afghan AUMF Authorized Iraq?

By: Tuesday June 29, 2010 4:40 pm

In response to a question from DiFi, Kagan suggested that SCOTUS’ decision in the Hamdi case–which relied on the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force passed after 9/11–applied to Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps it was just a misstatement on Elena Kagan’s part, but it’s one that I hope she corrects before her confirmation hearings are done.

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