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Can Trump Go To War With North Korea? Not Without Congress, Says the New York City Bar Association

October 11, 2017 4:08 PM
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Can Trump Go To War With North Korea? Not Without Congress, Says the New York City Bar Association

Updated | President Donald Trump lacks the authority to take military action against North Korea unless that country poses an immediate threat or if Congress grants approval, New York City's biggest legal group told the president.

The president has the authority to take "defensive action against an actual or imminent threat" but the "power to authorize other military actions constituting acts of war lies exclusively with Congress, which can act either through a formal declaration of war or other legislation," John Kiernan, pr...

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