Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists

Die Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists (zu dt. „Genehmigung zum Einsatz militärischer Gewalt gegen Terroristen“) ist ein Gesetz der Vereinigten Staaten, welches dem Präsidenten die Erlaubnis erteilt, im Kampf gegen den Terrorismus die Streitkräfte einzusetzen. Das Gesetz wurde vom Kongress am 14. September 2001 als Antwort auf die Anschläge vom 11. September 2001 ohne Gegenstimme verabschiedet. Es beinhaltet eine breite Vollmacht für den Präsidenten, alle „notwendige und angemessene Gewalt“ gegen jeden einzusetzen, der nach seinem Ermessen die Angriffe am 11. September 2001 „geplant, autorisiert, durchgeführt oder unterstützt“ oder solchen Personen oder Gruppen geholfen hat. Das Gesetz wurde nach der Unterzeichnung durch den Präsidenten am 18. September 2001 rechtskräftig.

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