A question of going to war

Barone, Michael
November 1993
U.S. News & World Report;11/1/93, Vol. 115 Issue 17, p49
Discusses the constitutional requirement of declaration of war that Congress and the executive branch have been debating over the past three years. Recent resolution by Sen. Don Nickles that was defeated by the Senate; The War Powers Act; Declaration clause does not cover all cases but decides some and influences the outcomes of others; The need for a declaration of war is a deterrent to small military deployment that may lead to Vietnam-style incremental interventions.


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