war powers resolution


war powers resolution
Passed by Congress over a Presidential veto in 1973; restricts the executive's authority to involve the U.S. in foreign controversies without Congressional approval. Specific provisions ensure that the President has authority to send the military into combat without requesting authorization from Congress if the United States or one of her territories is attacked. 50 U.S.C.A. No.No. 1541-48

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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