Lyle Denniston looks at Justice Robert H. Jackson’s 1952 opinion about presidential powers, as an indicator of President Obama’s mindset about Syrian intervention.
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As the Syria crisis heads towards an international settlement, the debate about war powers continues at home, with many questioning the constitutional process of extending military force overseas.
President Barack Obama is starting a huge media push to gain support for a limited attack on Syria, but he faces a skeptical public and a divided Congress.
Stephen M. Griffin from Tulane Law says that President Obama’s Syria situation has striking parallels with one masterfully handled by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1955.
President Barack Obama will use a national address from the White House to make his case about Syria directly to the American people.