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Trump asserts to Congress his constitutional authority to order Syria strikes


Added 04-15-18 07:42:02pm EST - “President Trump formally notified Congress Sunday that he had constitutional authority as commander-in-chief to order the military strikes against Syria Friday night.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Trump’s Syria strikes within constitutional authority”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Says missile attacks were ‘in the vital national security and foreign policy interests’ of U.S.

President Trump formally notified Congress Sunday that he had constitutional authority as commander-in-chief to order the military strikes against Syria Friday night.

In a letter, Mr. Trump said missile strikes against Syrian chemical-weapons facilities were “in the vital national security and foreign policy interests of the United States to promote the stability of the region, to deter the use and proliferation of chemical weapons, and to avert a worsening of the region’s current humanitarian catastrophe.”

Congressional Democrats, and some Republicans, have criticized Mr. Trump for ordering military action without seeking authorization from Congress, which has the constitutional responsibility to declare war.

Mr. Trump said the purpose of the missile strikes, carried out with combined British and French forces, was “to degrade the Syrian military’s ability to conduct further chemical weapons attacks and to dissuade the Syrian government from using or proliferating chemical weapons.”

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