Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala is quoted in CNN on Obama and War Powers legislation

Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala is quoted in CNN on Obama and War Powers legislation

Kal Raustiala talks about the War Powers Act in CNN's "On Iraq, Congress says Obama has authority"

By Leigh Ann Caldwell

"The candidate who campaigned on ending American-fought wars has become a president who finds himself repeatedly deciding on, planning for and sometimes declining military incursions.

After authorizing a troop surge in Afghanistan, air support in Libya, and limited military aid to rebels in Syria, President Barack Obama has now decided to send advisers to Iraq, where Sunni militants are on the move.

The tension that often exists between the executive and legislative branches over foreign intervention, however, is largely absent for now."


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