On September 11, 2001, Al Qaeda operatives attacked civilian and military targets on US territory, causing thousands of deaths and billions of dollars of economic loss. The next day, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1368 characterizing the attack by Al Qaeda as a "threat to international peace and security" and recognizing the right of states to use armed force in self defense.
Madeline Morris, et al., Taking Liberties: The Personal Jurisdiction of Military Commissions (August 13, 2008)
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Military courts, Courts, War (International law), Military Commissions Act of 2006, Combatants and noncombatants (International law), Geneva Conventions (1949 August 12), Detention of persons--United States, GuantÃ¡namo Bay (Cuba), Prisoners of war, Terrorism, United States