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Was Trump's Syria Strike Illegal?
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17 Apr 2018 05:32 AM EST

President Donald Trump's administration over the weekend carried out its second military strike on the Syrian government without. Permission from Congress was neither sought nor granted. Some feel this could indicate the legislature has lost its ability to stop the president from going to war. The US constitution, in Article I, Section 8, clearly states that the power to declare war lies with Congress. Since 2001, though, successive US presidents have used military force in conflicts around the world with increasingly tenuous legality.

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