the powers exercised by the president or by Congress during a war or a crisis affecting national security.
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How to use war powers in a sentence
The war powers clock expires Oct. 8, with a possible extension to Nov. 8.
Then he tried to claim there were no “hostilities” in Libya, to nullify the war powers Resolution.
This clause contains one of the basic war powers granted to Congress.‘A Ghastly Waste of Time?’ Considering the Constitution | Seth Lipsky | January 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
No mention of civil liberties and what a president thinks is permissible for war powers and on the Constitution.
The present confrontation over the war powers Act requires Congress to rethink some tragic events of the past decade.
The proclamation did not purport to rest upon any constitutional power, but upon war powers solely.The Life of Lyman Trumbull | Horace White
The bills now under consideration are obviously founded on the war powers.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 9 (of 20) | Charles Sumner
The war powers of Congress are ample; but in time of war a mere penal statute against a public enemy is not so much as a pop-gun.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 9 (of 20) | Charles Sumner
Here was the old issue of the war powers in a new form that it was safe for them to press.Lincoln | Nathaniel Wright Stephenson
But war time is no time for theories, and a man with war powers in his hands is not one to parley with them.The American Credo | George Jean Nathan