On Feb. 25, Biden ordered airstrikes against targets in eastern Syria. His subsequent letter to Congress under the War Powers Resolution is notable in several ways.
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Amidst an ongoing debate over aging AUMFs, how does the president view the war powers? Biden's long tenure in the federal government suggests that while he might claim broad war authority, he will not use major force absent significant congressional support.
Taiwan, “Strategic Clarity” and the War Powers: A U.S. Commitment to Taiwan Requires Congressional Buy-In
An ongoing foreign policy debate over whether the United States should clarify a security guarantee to Taiwan needs to consider Congress's role in such a policy.
We filed a lawsuit to force President Trump to comply with his war powers reporting obligations under the law—and we won.
On Oct. 20, 2020, the Trump administration publicly released the unclassified portion of a long-overdue report on the legal and policy frameworks for the use of military force.
Professor Stephen Griffin (of Tulane) and I have posted to SSRN what we’re calling our free “model casebook chapter” on constitutional war powers.
Eisenhower never initiated a major armed conflict. Still, his administration offers critical insight for modern war powers questions.
The Constitution gives Congress a broad, and underappreciated, power to structure the armed forces, assign duties to offices and regulate military chains of command.
Seventy years ago, Congress abdicated its power to declare war. Here’s how it happened.
The president has a legal obligation to file a report with Congress on legal authorities connected to ongoing U.S. military operations. He has shirked that duty.