Declarations of War and Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Background and Legal Implications [September 27, 2001] [open pdf - 651KB]
"This report provides historical background on the enactment of declarations of war and authorizations for the use of force and reproduces their texts in two appendices. It also provides extensive analysis of their effects under international and domestic law. [...] The report includes an extensive listing and summary of the statutes that are triggered by a declaration of national emergency, a state of war, and/or a declaration of war. The report concludes with a summary of the Congressional procedures applicable to a declaration of war and authorization for the use of force and to measures under the War Powers Resolution."
CRS Report for Congress, RL31133