US Senate rejects bid to repeal 2001 war authorization

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The decades-old legislation has been invoked to justify US military operations in at least 22 countries.

The US Senate has overwhelmingly voted down a proposal to repeal a 2001 law which has been interpreted to grant sweeping war powers to the White House. Several presidents have cited the same measure as legal backing for dozens of military interventions around the world over more than 20 years.

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