Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, America's War on Terror has expanded drastically, and with it, the interpretation of the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF), which gave the president the initial power to mobilize US Armed Forces against those responsible. Yet, America is no closer to ending that open-ended war than when it began, and its endless state is prompting serious questions about the legality of the recent initiatives waged against ISIS, and whether safeguards are in place to prevent a single person—President Obama or his successors—from committing America to perpetual warfare.
Whistleblower John Kiriakou is serving a 30-month prison sentence while those he exposed remain free.
Looking back, an exercise in post-traumatic stress memory recall, is also the need to remember what might have been.
“Grief is for here, anger is for home.”
“Those we lost live on in us."
The legal battle to stop the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens has come to an end.