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The U.S.’s Shaky Justification for the Soleimani Strike – The Atlantic

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In 1973, after discovering President Richard Nixon’s secret bombing campaign in Cambodia, Congress took steps to reclaim its power by passing the War Powers Resolution, which requires the president to report to Congress whenever armed forces are introduced “into hostilities or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated,” and to terminate any hostilities after 60 days unless authorized by Congress. The effectiveness of the resolution has since been undermined by, among other things, fights over the meaning of “hostilities.” Congress must now act again, not only to reject the illegal use of force represented by the decision to kill Soleimani, but also to reassert its constitutional role in the decision-making process that takes the nation to war. If Congress fails to effectively press back against this unconstitutional assertion of unilateral authority, it will set a precedent that will put the greatest destructive power the world has ever known in the hands of a single man.

Source: The U.S.’s Shaky Justification for the Soleimani Strike – The Atlantic

Three-Way Race For Connecticut Attorney General « CBS Connecticut

Three-Way Race For Connecticut Attorney General « CBS Connecticut.

Lacan gets punk’d / HTMLGIANT

Lacan gets punk’d / HTMLGiant