Wednesday, July 9, 2008

National War Powers Commission report

The National War Powers Commission, co-chaired by Secretaries of State Baker and Christopher, was released yesterday. This commission report recommends that Congress repeal the 1973 War Powers Resolution and "substitute a new statute that would provide for more meaningful consultation between the President and Congress. In its final report, the Commission has recommended that Congress pass a new statute, the War Powers Consultation Act of 2009, establishing a clear process on decisions to go to war."

The main website is

The final report can be found through the link above or directly at

And the appendices to the report can be found at

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