Article i section 8 clause 11 of the us constitution grants congress the power to declare war the president meanwhile derives the power to direct the military after a congressional declaration of war from article ii section 2 which names the president commander in chief of the armed forces. By tom woods theres a lot of confusion on right and left alike regarding the presidents war powers under the constitution heres an overview of the most common claims on behalf of such powers along with replies to these claims. The war powers resolution also known as the war powers resolution of 1973 or the war powers act 50 usc 1541 1548 is a federal law intended to check the presidents power to commit the united states to an armed conflict without the consent of the us congress. Overview this guide is intended to serve as an introduction to research on the war powers resolution public law 93 148 external link 87 stat 555 passed over president nixons veto on november 7 1973. Declaring less than war in 1973 an irate congress passed the war powers act in response to president lyndon johnson and president richard nixons prosecution of the war in vietnam without a congressional declaration
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