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Obama Expands 9/11 Authorization to Cover Al-Shabab

The Obama administration has expanded its legal authority to attack the al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group al-Shabab. Citing senior U.S. officials, The New York Times reported Monday the administration has deemed al-Shabab to be part of the armed conflict that Congress authorized against the perpetrators of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The move, the paper said, has some legal and foreign policy experts concerned the administration is overexpanding its authority to cover...

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