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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Processes/Organization,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33532.pdf

Examines the application and effectiveness of the War Powers Resolution, the relationship between congress and the president in deciding to commit U.S. troops to war, and why presidential compliance with such a resolution is often controversial.
From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.