End of War on Terror Near?Submitted by MarkDran on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 18:16
By my reading GWOT must end in about 60 years.
Congress never declared war against AlQaeda or any states. Instead Congress issued an Authorization for Military Force (AUMF).
The AUMF authorizes military force against those "nations, organizations, or persons" the president "determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons"
So in about 60 more years this Authorization should expire as everyone involved in planning 9/11 should be dead by then.
AUMF authorizes force under the war powers act 5(b) adn 8(a)1