By Miriam Raftery
Photo: U.S. Department of Defense
September 23, 2014 (Washington D.C.)—The U.S. Constitution states that Congress has the power to declare war. Yet Congress has not provided such declaration to presidents for any war since World War II, back in the 1940s. That puts presidents in the hot seat when confronting threats including those from terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and now, ISIL, or the Islamic State.