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Unformatted text preview: About 15 of these jobs are subject to senate confirmation. 2) Commander and chief (role that the president has most power over) a) Does not have the power to officially declare war on another country. Congress has to approve to officially declare war. President can start a conflict not a war, and get congress on his side by a resolution. b) He can dispatch troops into combat with out congressional consent c) War powers act -1793- attempt to limit the presidents war making power (congress can do this) was used last in 1983 at Lebanon. i) Requires a written justification sent to congress within 48 hours from the president (congress can vote to accept or reject his justification) ii) 60 day time limit for complete withdraw of forces with a possible 30 day extension d) Congress can refuse to authorize funding for military operations 3) Chief legislator...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2008 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Lenny during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Perimeter.
- Spring '08