The President Has Exceeded His Constitutional Authority by Waging War Without Congressional Authorization

The President Has Exceeded His Constitutional Authority by Waging War Without Congressional Authorization

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In 2014 and 2015, President Obama launched a heavy, long-term bombing campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. But did he have constitutional authority to do so? The U.S. Constitution carefully divides the war powers of the U.S. government between the legislative and executive branches. Article I states that "Congress shall have Power ... To declare War," but Article II states that "The President shall be Commander in Chief" of the armed forces. Congress never declared war on ISIS but enacted legislation in 2001 authorizing the president to take military action against terrorists linked to the 9/11 attacks. In bombing ISIS, did President Obama exceed his power and violate the Constitution?
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Intelligence2, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr. 31 min., 7 sec.)) : sound, color.
Additional Contributors: Intelligence2
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