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Defense Primer: Congress's Constitutional Authority with Regard to the Armed Forces [Updated December 21, 2021]   [open pdf - 707KB]

From the Document: "Debates relating to legislation regarded by some as interfering with the President's Commander-in-Chief authority are frequently framed in terms of legislative meddling in military operations, but the line between regulating the Armed Forces and directing campaigns has proved elusive. Congress has also used its authority to provide for the organization and regulation of the Armed Forces to determine how military personnel are to be organized and employed. For example, early statutes prescribed in fairly precise terms how military units were to be formed and commanded."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF10535
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Date:
2021-12-21
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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