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In examining debates over the role of declarations of war in recent conflicts involving the United States, Saikrishna Prakash has proposed that there are three different approaches for understanding what declarations of war entail in the US constitution: a categorical theory that states that the authority to declare war includes the power to control all decisions to enter war, a pragmatic theory that proposes that such power may be made unnecessary by an act of war in itself against the United States, and a formalist theory that holds that the power of declaring war constitutes only a formal implementation of executive power to conduct war.
Under the "law of nations" as understood by the Founding Fathers, declarations of war are intended to put both governments and their subjects on notice of impending hostilities.
But like the other Framers of the Constitution, he insisted that the president should devote his energies to carrying out the constitutionally sound measures passed by Congress -- including declarations of war.
Differences of opinion are not declarations of war.
Talk of declarations of war or of war cabinets raises temperatures.
With a click of the mouse, knowledge-hungry players can track attack planes and ships, highlight them to learn more about the type of vehicle and its crew or play audio clips such as Roosevelt's "December 7th Day of Infamy" speech, as well as declarations of war from both Japan and Britain.
Declarations of war and authorizations for military forces.
American presidents, thanks to the UN's "peaceful" influence, now make war without congressional declarations of war -- the prerogative of a monarch, not the president of a constitutionally limited republic.

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