Thursday, May 5, 2016

Obama sued over the war with ISIS

Obama sued over the war with ISIS

Captain Nathan Michael Smith is suing President Obama over the war with ISIS.  Claiming the President does not have the authority to wage war without Congressional approval.  Looking at the 1973 War Power Resolution the Captain may have a good case.

1973 War Powers Resolution:
The War Powers Resolution requires the President to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days, with a further 30 day withdrawal period, without an authorization of the use of military force or a declaration of war.

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