From: Toledo, Ohio
Hello to everybody;
Since more than a year, i didnt came into the forums, and since more than two years a dont play WITP; (for medical reasons) its nice to comeback and see that the best game strategy ever made is still very active and growing in popularity.
I remenber it was a OFF TOPIC Thread, but i dont see it, so This question must be in the off topic forums, sorry about this; but i will aprreciate if someone can answerd this question;
The question in fact is; Can the president of united states declare war to another country for example in an public speach?.. I know that the congress of USA has the righ to do it and allow the president to do it, but i was wondering if without congress firts approval, can the president declare, just spontaneously.
I am writing an article about pearl harbour japan attack, and all the information will be great, because i want to know if President Roosvelt did declare war on japan, or he wait until the USA congress approval..
Any help about this question will be great¡¡
Nice to read everybody and see the comunity again.
Well that's a sticky question. The simple answer is no. The US Constitution reserves the power to declare war to Congress alone. That said, the president has considerable latitude to undertake military action without a Declaration of War. The US never declared war in Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Desert Storm, Somalia, Iraqi Freedom, Afghanistan, etc. Now a lot has changed between now and WWII but even then USN ships were engaged in Neutrality Patrol even though the US was not at war with Germany
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