Congress may reassert some military authority

Ever since the 9/11 attacks, the power to use military force against certain enemies has rested with the president. The Authorization of Military Force granted President George W. Bush the authority to target "nations, organizations or persons" who "aided" in the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.

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