war power

NOUN
  1. an extraordinary power exercised (usually by the executive branch) in the prosecution of a war and involving an extension of the powers that the government normally has in peacetime
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  • Under the War Powers Resolution of 1973 a president can only send troops into combat for 60 days without congressional approval.
  • They examine those cases in which the President has asserted or relied upon a claim of preclusive war powers. Archive 2008-03-01
  • The war powers of the Presidency are very limited by the Constitution.
  • This Article is the first of a two-part effort to determine how the constitutional argument concerning such preclusive executive war powers is best conceived. Archive 2008-01-01
  • In effect, Congress delegated the war power to the presidency but reserved the right to force removal of the troops.
  • And finally, I would point out Democrat Edward Kennedy, who, as you know, is trying to stop what he calls the escalation of the war in Iraq, really pressed the attorney general on the War Powers Act, asking him whether the mission has changed so much in Iraq since the 2002 congressional authorization, that maybe the president has to come back to the Hill for another authorization to send more troops. CNN Transcript Jan 18, 2007
  • M'ria's house ter the quiltin ', ez how in that sorter fight an' scrimmage they hed at the mill, las 'month, he war powerful ill-conducted. In the Tennessee mountains,
  • I hearn tell, when I war down ter M'ria's house ter the quiltin ', ez how in that sorter fight an' scrimmage they hed at the mill las 'month, he war powerful ill-conducted. The Wit of Women Fourth Edition
  • Under the War Powers Resolution of 1973 a president can only send troops into combat for 60 days without congressional approval.
  • Only slightly less obvious is Biden's potential utility in repairing interbranch checks and balances with regard to presidential war powers. Peter M. Shane: Unleashing "Senator" Biden: What Happened to Judicial Appointments, the War Powers Resolution?
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