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Declaration or Authorization: Congress’s Role under the War Powers Resolution

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Article I Section 8 of the Constitution explicitly gives Congress the power to declare War. Officially, this power has only been used by Congress for five conflicts. It has been nearly 70 years since the last time Congress has declared war. (June 5, 1942: War declared on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania). This period marks the longest […]

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