Pentagon: “Over the Horizon” Strikes in Afghanistan Will Be Conducted under AUMF
As per the AUMF passed by Congress in 2001, the US President has the power to wage a "war on terror" in Afghanistan.
The Pentagon has confirmed that the AUMF law passed by Congress in 2001 entitles the US President to wage a "war on terror."
Defense One quoted Biden administration officials as saying that “such strikes will help the US prevent terrorist attacks on American soil without the need for US troops on the ground.”
A few days ago, The US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, admitted on Wednesday, before the House Armed Services Committee, that the United States lost the 20-year war in Afghanistan, a month after the US withdrawal from the country.
For his part, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had told the Senate Armed Services Committee on the withdrawal from Afghanistan, “The fact that the Afghan army we and our partners trained simply melted away, in many cases without firing a shot, took us all by surprise.”
It is noteworthy that Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi had announced that the G20 will hold an extraordinary summit on Afghanistan on October 12 to discuss humanitarian aid and combating terrorism in the country.