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Eight War Powers

From: The Law of the Executive Branch: Presidential Power

Dr. Louis Fisher

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 08 May 2021

This chapter focuses on the war powers assigned to Congress. The discussions cover the authority to initiate war; military action in practice; the availability of a standing army; international and regional bodies that function as a constitutional substitute for the Senate and the House of Representatives; the Korean War; Truman's seizure of steel mills; the Vietnam War; the War Powers Resolution; and Presidents' circumvention of the legislative branch and treating the Security Council and NATO as constitutional substitutes.

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