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10.04.2018 - 18:50 [ Antiwar.com ]

One Year Later, America’s Airstrike on Syria Is Still Illegal

To be sure, defenders have their strongest argument in the U.S. Constitution. But even there, the strikes were unconstitutional.

The Constitution only grants to the president the power as commander in chief to „suppress insurrections and repel invasions.“ Yet without an insurrection or invasion, Congress has the power to declare war, and the Framers intended this power to be Congress’ alone: „All legislative powers herein granted [including to declare war] shall be vested“ in Congress.