The absence of congressional authorization may not stop military action against Iran—but it likely means that any operation undertaken would be relatively small in scale.
Patrick Hulme is a Ph.D. student in political science at UCSD, where he focuses on congressional-executive relations in U.S. foreign policy, U.S.-China relations, and international security. He is a graduate student researcher for the Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS), the 21st Century China Center, and the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC). He holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.
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