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Obama War Powers

Responsibility for War A La Carte

David Schoenbrod | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
David Schoenbrod

In his address to the nation on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama offered a plan to deal with the immediate issue of Syria, but no plan to resolve the long term issue of who has the power to commit the nation to war.

If Our Troops Are "Warriors" and "Warfighters," How Can They Not Fight Wars?

William Astore | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
William Astore

How, Mr. President, can we possibly deploy "warriors" and their deadly war-fighting weapons and not call it "war?"

Jennifer Bendery

White House to Congress: We Don't Need Your Authorization On Libya | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House finally made its case to Congress on why it doesn't need lawmakers' approval to forge ahead with military operations in ...