In March 2011, President Barack Obama decided that the United States would participate with other members of North Atlantic Treaty Organization ("NATO") in the use of military force in Libya authorized by the United Nations ("UN") Security Council in Resolution 1973, which "[a]uthorizes Member States . . . to take all necessary measures . . . to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in" Libya.
Jordan J. Paust,
Constitutionality of U.S. Participation in the United Nations-Authorized War in Libya,
Emory Int'l L. Rev.
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