Implied authorization

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Alleged UN Security Council (UNSC) authorization to use force under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, based on language found in prior UNSC resolutions which does not expressly provide for the use of “all necessary means” or similar formulations. Invoked by Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States to justify their invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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