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declare war

1. To state formally the intention to carry on armed hostilities against.
2. To state one's intent to suppress or eradicate: declared war on drug dealing in the neighborhood.
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Paul admitted that the president does need the consent of Congress to declare war, but did say, "If battleships are off our shore, an imminent attack, the president has an obligation to respond.
Notably, some AntiFederalists, although generally critical of the scope of the President's powers under the Constitution, advanced the opposite criticism of the Declare War Clause, faulting it for concentrating power in Congress.
It is not possible for us to declare war against Israel for this reason, neither it is a right move," Arinc told the state-run TRT channel.
president has that authority Under the Constitution, only Congress can declare war, a fact Palin appeared unaware of.
BEIRUT: Senior Shiite cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah on Sunday urged all Arab Muslim and non-Muslim parties to fight against Israel, saying that when the enemy launched a war against Palestine and the Arab world, "it was only legal to declare war back.
Congress in Article I, Section 8 expressly claims the power to declare war.
When Spain declared war on the United States in 1898, the Americans responded by declaring war on Spain - but backdated the declaration by three days so that they seemed to declare war first.
In respect to "The Last Word," February 19, you correctly state that Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution "gives Congress the powers to declare war.
Political experts say he should just laugh off the rumours and then declare war on drugs.
The idea for Declare War on Jihadists comes from many sources.
The Constitution's Declare War Clause, however, should not be considered in isolation.
Remember, we didn't declare war against Japan until it had attacked Pearl Harbor or against Germany until Hitler had declared war against us.
So we won the Cold War only to declare war on cold cuts.
I am, therefore, baffled as to who would want to declare war on our friendly nation after independence and, indeed, why?