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Show 260 - An Army of One

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Can a U.S. president take his nation into war by himself? The Syrian conflict may prove to be a test case to determine if any checks still exists on the war making authority of the Executive Branch of government.

1."Syria: Outrage is Not a Strategy" Michael Yon blog, September 2 , 2013
2."Obama's proposal seeks broad war power despite vow of limits" by Michael Doyle for McClatchy News Service, September 1, 2013
3."Syria: it takes more courage to say there is nothing outsiders can do" by Simon Jenkins for the Guardian Newspaper, August 29, 2013.

Keywords: Syria, Assad, Obama, Cameron, war, Britain, United States, Iran, Hezbollah, history, podcast, terrorism, War Powers, Constitution, Congress, attack, strike, ethnic, Islam, Muslim, violence, Lebanon, Israel, vote, Republican, Democratic, politics

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