Military Operations

Primary Sources

Joint Resolution Authorizing Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq

The joint resolution of Congress gave President George Bush the authority to use military force against Iraq to "defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq and to enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions regarding Iraq." President Bush used military force five months after the resolution was passed.

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