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Re: A Question of Royalty
Posted By: wintermute, on host
Date: Monday, October 15, 2001, at 01:10:39
In Reply To: Re: A Question of Royalty posted by Darien on Friday, October 12, 2001, at 21:45:15:

> > > Besides, the President of the United States cannot declare a war.
> >
> > Well, as to that I have no information. Perhaps the version I recounted here is overly simplified or just blatantly false.
> Well, the president can send a limited number of troops as an exectutive order, but only congress can declare war. And, until congress does so, only a small amount of the military can be committed to a particular conflict.

Just out of interest, was a formal declaration of war made in the Gulf War? Or should it be the Gulf Police Action?

winter"I don't think Britain actually declared war"mute

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