Presidential War Powers

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Presidential War Powers H. Hansana San Antonio College Professor Delagarza Presidential War Powers The current political debate between Congress and the President regarding the legality of using U.S. troops to intervene in foreign domestic issues when no declaration of war has been declared has negatively impacted generations of Americans without any effective legislative or judicial intervention. This power to deploy troops into hostile environments around the world has been a legitimate abuse of Presidential power, the action has impacted our standing in the world and is not an effective foreign policy tool. Less presidential war powers or use of military authorization would do the United States good, the Commander in Chief…show more content…
If the response of the President results in a sustained conflict, then Congress does become involved; congress can authorize military action without formally declaring war. An example to look at: after the events of the 9/11 attacks or in the build-up to the Iraq War. Article 1 of the Constitution clearly gives Congress, not the president, the “power… to declare War” (U.S. Constitution, Cornell University). Seven years, a “war” has raged on in Iraq and has caused tax payers over 2.2 trillion dollars and has claimed over 190,000 lives, 70% which were civilian lives (Iyer,…show more content…
In the case of Syria it would appear that “public opinion” is almost exactly the same as pre-world war two. Society can relate opposition of the public: the lack of credibility of the U.S. acting as the world’s policeman given it’s lies about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction; the devastation and chaos left behind after the U.S./NATO bombing campaign; the abject failure of the Obama administration to make a convincing case to strike on Syria will do anything other than make the situation wore for ordinary Syrians (Ruder, 2013). Majority of society feel that as a nation, the United States have enough problems of their own to spend it on another country. Perhaps when a resolution can be carried out successfully to prevent the American government from shutting down, there can be the time to look upon policing of the

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