US Presidents Often Use Constitutional Power to Intervene Overseas

in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Corgan, Newsmakers, Syria, Voice of America
August 26th, 2013

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Michael Corgan, College of Arts & Sciences

As U.S. President Barack Obama weighs whether to attack Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons against rebels last week, he must consider significant legal factors…

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“He can do what he can get away with. If he does something fast and quick, it’s a fait accompli, and the old thing of you ask forgiveness rather than permission. So a president, if he can act fast, and some of our high-technology weapons give us at least the illusion that we can do things with military strikes quickly and then back off.”

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