War Powers in the 21st Century

There’s been a lot of discussion about the president’s power to establish a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with Iraq in the absence of Congressional approval. Less has been given to just what those forces can be authorized to do, and by which branch of government. Fortunately, the House Committe on Foreign Affairs had another hearing last week, this time a discussion of the War Powers Resolution and the proposed bill revising it (which I was admittedly unaware of). Among the noteworthy testimony from constitutional scholars, that of Michael Glennon stands out, both for its treatment of the Iraq War […]

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