Responsibility for War a La Carte

2 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2015

Date Written: September 12, 2013


As a candidate, Barack Obama promised that he would not send US forces into combat without seeking congressional approval, but as president he broke that promise in Libya and got into trouble in Syria by declaring a “red line” without conferring first with Congress.

Keywords: War Powers Resolution, War Powers Resolution, Syria, Barack Obama

Suggested Citation

Schoenbrod, David, Responsibility for War a La Carte (September 12, 2013). Available at SSRN:

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