3,058. 11/13/2001

“On November 13, 2001, President Bush issued a sweeping and highly controversial Military Order for the purpose of creating military commissions with exclusive jurisdiction to try certain designated foreign nationals ‘for violations of the laws of war and other applicable laws’ relevant to any prior or future ‘acts of international terrorism.’ The Order reached far beyond the congressional authorization given to the President ‘to use all necessary and appropriate force,’ including ‘use of the United States Armed Forces,’ against those involved in the September 11 attack ‘in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.’ ”

 – Jordan J. Paust, Beyond the Law, Page 100

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