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    Discuss the use of military force against terrorism.

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    1. Discuss the use of military force against terrorism.
    On September 14, 2001, the United States Congress passed a joint resolution giving the President broad authority to use military force against those responsible for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in order to prevent future acts of international terrorism. In passing the resolution, Congress specifically invoked the War Powers Resolution of 1973. Congress passed that Resolution in response to Presidential military action in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and in order to exercise greater control over the use of our military forces, which it believed was vested in Congress by the United States Constitution. The passage of the War Powers Resolution was the result of dissention between Congress and the Presidency over control of military troops in hostilities. This struggle between Congress and the Presidency arises from the different powers they were given by the United States Constitution. Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution specifically states that the President is the Commander-in-Chief of the ...

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    Discusses the use of military force against terrorism. References are provided.

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