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GREAT DECISIONS IN FOREIGN POLICY: War Powers: Congress and the President

President Biden
By Adam Schultz
President Joe Biden poses for his official portrait Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in the Library of the White House.

Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS / On demand

The Constitution of the United States divides oversight of the military between the executive and legislative branches. However, since the September 11th attacks, three consecutive presidents have pushed the limits of their ability to use military force – and Congress has done little to stop them. What is Congress’ responsibility to oversee the use of force?

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