3,087. 11/15/2001

“In November 2001, President Bush issued a skeletal order, under his authority as commander in chief and the power given to him by Congress in the AUMF [Authorization for Use of Military Force], that military commissions would be used to try only non-U.S. citizens involved with al Qaeda or other terror groups that threatened the United States. The September 11 attacks, the order said, had created ‘a state of armed conflict that requires the use of the United States Armed Forces.’ Military commissions to try enemy combatants would be established to ‘protect the United States and its citizens, and for the effective conduct of military operations and prevention of terrorist attacks.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – John Yoo, War By Other Means, Page 206

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