The September 11, 2015 episode of Radiolab features interviews with Congresswoman Barbara Lee and former Congressman/Mayor Ron Dellums regarding the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) vote after 9/11: http://www.radiolab.org/story/60-words/
"...We go into the meetings that took place in the chaotic days just after 9/11, speak with Congresswoman Barbara Lee and former Congressman Ron Dellums about the vote on the AUMF. We hear from former White House and State Department lawyers John Bellinger & Harold Koh. We learn how this legal language unleashed Guantanamo, Navy Seal raids and drone strikes. And we speak with journalist Daniel Klaidman, legal expert Benjamin Wittes and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine about how these words came to be interpreted, and what they mean for the future of war and peace."