War Powers Act
June 16, 2011 by USA Post
War Powers Act, Is it just we, or the War Powers Resolution appears to be one of those rules more honor in the breach? With nearly every major offensive, it seems that critics of a president to claim a violation of the law, which states that a president needs congressional authorization to send U.S. forces in combat, unless there is a state of emergency caused by an attack on the U.S. (The president has a grace period of 60 days to take military action before requiring the authorization of Congress.) President Obama is now faced with the War Powers of heat on the U.S. mission in Libya. Ten congressmen, including Republicans and Democrats, Obama claimed yesterday, saying that poor neglected to Congress in its military offensive against Libya, reports AP.
But the White House insists the president to continue the offensive without congressional authorization based on the U.S. have a limited role in the bombing campaign by NATO in Libra, according to AP.
Furthermore, because U.S. forces are not engaged in sustained struggle, the administration argues, Obama does not need the Congress closing session.
“U.S. military operations in Libya… Other than the kind of” hostilities “includes 60-day period of the resolution,” the White House.
But the White House defense of its shares to appease some critics, Bloomberg reported.
“The creative arguments made by the White House raises a number of issues to be explored further,” said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for the House of Representatives, John Boehner, who said the mission to Libya in violation of War Powers Act as of June 19, unless Congress supports the mission.
Robert F. Turner, a law professor at the University of Virginia, told Bloomberg that Obama is the clear, given that there is a long history of U.S. involvement in military action without congressional approval. “If U.S. combats forces
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