Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval?

Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval?

After 9/11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Congress legislated the Authorization for the use of Military Force. The resolution empowers the president to initiate a war against Al-Qaeda and its affiliates without Congressional approval. This law has been used to authorize military conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Proponents argue that this law is necessary to allow the President to act quickly and responsibly to prevent terrorist attacks. Opponents debate that all U.S. military conflicts should have Congressional approval to avoid misuse of power and erroneous actions.

What do you think? Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval?

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  • Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval?

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    • No
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3 Comments
  • Cynthia Wallace
    Posted at 04:45h, 30 July Reply

    The president does have the power to use the Marine Corps. The president’s need to resolve issues rests with “The President’s Own” until Congress can support a military action. It should remain that Congress in coordination with the president set a path for military intervention. It should not be at the president whim to declare war.

  • Khayla Williams
    Posted at 19:50h, 21 June Reply

    The president is supposed to act as the leader of our country. One thing a leader must learn to do is to share the power, which includes any authorization. The Congress acts as the voice for the people, so him authorizing military force without Congressional approval shows an abuse of power and a disregard for the people of this country.

  • Salvador Rivas
    Posted at 13:02h, 29 May Reply

    No. As per the constitution. This should not be a question asked, when it is explicit in the constitution. The real problem is the division of parties and the lack of respect from the pseudo- representatives (congress). When the parties work for the people and not for the lobbyists, a unified voice emerges and the will of the people is done and not that of special interest (military complex).

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