For any individual who has thumbed through an edition of the American Constitution, there is an often-forgotten section which describes the authority necessary to commit and deploy the Armed Forces: ARTICLE ONE, SECTION 8 The Congress shall have Power: To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land […]
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Left: Squad leader Cpl. Michael Perry briefs Marines at Patrol Base Talibjan before a military operation on Nov. 5, 2010. Right: First Lt. Robert Rain, 26, from Dallas, Texas, speaks with villagers from Kunder on Oct. 27, 2010. Photos: Balazs Gardi Source: Foreign Policy Magazine
The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.
A ‘gender gap’ in Obama administration’s approach to war? Senior men in the Obama administration argued against a no-fly zone in Libya. But several prominent women, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan Rice, pushed for military action.