Congress surrenders the war powers

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November 1, 2011
Cato Institute
by John Samples  
Posted in Commentary

"Since the Cold War the United States has fought three major wars. Congress authorized each of these wars. The president has also initiated several limited wars. These limited wars have not been explicitly approved by Congress as required by Article I of the Constitution." [executive summary -- full paper available in HTML or as PDF download] (10/27/11)  

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